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SOCOH; SOCO

so'-ko (sokkhoh, "branches"), (sokho (in Chronicles only); Socho, most usual, but many forms in Septuagint and in the King James Version: Socoh, Shochoh, Shoco, Shocho):

(1) A city in the Shephelah of Judah mentioned along with Jarmuth, Adullam, Azekah, etc. (Joshua 15:35); the Philistines "gathered together at Socoh, which belongeth to Judah, and encamped between Socoh and Azekah" (1 Samuel 17:1); it is mentioned as one of the districts from which Solomon drew his supplies (1 Kings 4:10, the King James Version "Sochoh"); the association of Socoh in this verse with Hepher is worth noticing in connection with 1 Chronicles 4:18 ("Heber"). Soco (the King James Version "Shoco") was one of the cities fortified by Rehoboam for the defense of Judah (2 Chronicles 11:7); it was captured by the Philistines in the time of Ahaz (2 Chronicles 28:18). The site is, without doubt, Khirbet esh Shuweikeh (Shuweikeh is a diminutive of Shaukeh, "a thorn"), a rounded, elongated hilltop, showing clear traces of ancient city walls. The situation is one of considerable natural strength on the south side of the Vale of Elah just where the Wady ec Cur makes a sweep to the West and becomes the Wady es Sunt. Like so many such ancient sites, the hill has very steep slopes on 3 sides (South, West, and North), and is isolated from the ridge of higher ground to the East by a narrow neck of lower ground. In the valley to the Southwest is a plentiful spring. The site was known to Jerome in the 4th century. He described it as 8 or 9 Roman miles from Eleutheropolis (Beit Jibrin) (PEF, III, 53, 125, Sh XVII, BR, II, 21). The Sucathites (1 Chronicles 2:55) were probably inhabitants of Soco.

(2) A city of Judah in the South, associated (Joshua 15:48) with Shamir and Jattir. This is doubtless Khirbet Shuweikeh, a large ruin occupying a low hill, 10 miles Southwest of Hebron; there are many caves and rock-cut cisterns as well as drafted stones. Cheyne doubtfully locates the Socoh of 1 Kings 4:10 here. See PEF, 404, 410, Sh XXV; B R, I, 494.

E. W. G. Masterman

Strong's Hebrew
7755. Sokoh -- two places in Judah
... Word Origin from the same as sok Definition two places in Judah NASB Word Usage
Soco (3), Socoh (5). Shocho, Shochoh, Sochoh, Soco, Socoh. ...
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Divers Matters.
... V. Socoh, Joshua 15:35. Thence was Antigonus, some time president of the Sanhedrim.
"Antigonus of Soco received the Cabala of Simeon the Just.". VI. ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 55 divers matters.htm

The Order of Thought which Surrounded the Development of Jesus.
... the grave?[4] Worldly and incredulous Sadduceeism might possibly not recoil before
such a consequence, and a consummate sage, like Antigonus of Soco,[5] might ...
//christianbookshelf.org/renan/the life of jesus/chapter iv the order of.htm

Opposition to Jesus.
... before or during the time of Jesus, such as Jesus, son of Sirach (one of the true
ancestors of Jesus of Nazareth), Gamaliel, Antigonus of Soco, and especially ...
/.../renan/the life of jesus/chapter xx opposition to jesus.htm

The First Sayings of Jesus --His Ideas of a Divine Father and of a ...
... Others were the thoughts of more modern sages, especially those of Antigonus of
Soco, Jesus, son of Sirach, and Hillel, which had reached him, not from learned ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/renan/the life of jesus/chapter v the first sayings.htm

Tiglath-Pileser iii. And the Organisation of the Assyrian Empire ...
... 2 Chronicles 11:6-10, where we find a list of the towns fortified by Rehoboam:
Bethlehem, Etam, Beth-zur, Soco, Adullam, Gath, Mareshah, Ziph, Adoraim ...
/.../chapter iitiglath-pileser iii and the.htm

Thesaurus
Soco (3 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia SOCOH; SOCO. so'-ko ... 21). The Sucathites
(1 Chronicles 2:55) were probably inhabitants of Soco. (2 ...
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Socoh (4 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia SOCOH; SOCO. so'-ko ... 21). The Sucathites
(1 Chronicles 2:55) were probably inhabitants of Soco. (2 ...
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Socho (1 Occurrence)
... A fence; hedge, (1 Chronicles 4:18; RV, Soco)=So'choh (1 Kings 4:10; RV, Socoh),
Sho'choh (1 Samuel 17:1; RV, Socoh), Sho'co (2 Chronicles 11:7; RV, Soco), Sho ...
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Mered (2 Occurrences)
... confounded, and the only solid fact that emerges is that once a comparatively obscure
Judahite (though the founder of several towns-Gedor, Soco, Eshtemoa, etc ...
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Heber (13 Occurrences)
... (3) Head of a clan of Judah, and son of Mered by his Jewish, as distinguished from
an Egyptian wife. He was father, or founder, of Soco (1 Chronicles 4:18). ...
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Sockets (44 Occurrences)

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Zanoah (5 Occurrences)
... 1 Chronicles 4:18 His wife the Jewess bore Jered the father of Gedor, and Heber
the father of Soco, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. ...
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Zur (9 Occurrences)
... NAS RSV NIV). 2 Chronicles 11:7 Beth Zur, and Soco, and Adullam, (WEB KJV
JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). Nehemiah 3:16 After ...
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Jewess (3 Occurrences)
... 1 Chronicles 4:18 His wife the Jewess bore Jered the father of Gedor, and Heber
the father of Soco, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. ...
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Jered (2 Occurrences)
... 1 Chronicles 4:18 His wife the Jewess bore Jered the father of Gedor, and Heber
the father of Soco, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. ...
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Concordance
Soco (3 Occurrences)

1 Chronicles 4:18
His wife the Jewess bore Jered the father of Gedor, and Heber the father of Soco, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. These are the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered took.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 11:7
Beth Zur, and Soco, and Adullam,
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 28:18
The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the lowland, and of the South of Judah, and had taken Beth Shemesh, and Aijalon, and Gederoth, and Soco with its towns, and Timnah with its towns, Gimzo also and its towns: and they lived there.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS RSV NIV)

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