Socoh
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Socoh

tents; tabernacles

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Socoh

the name of two towns in the tribe of Judah.

  1. In the district of the Shefelah. (Joshua 15:35; 1 Samuel 17:1; 2 Chronicles 11:7; 8:18) In the time of Eusebius it bore the name of Socchoth, and lay between eight and nine Roman miles from Eleutheropolis, on the road to Jerusalem. It may be identified with esh-Shuweikeh , in the western part of the mountains of Judah. From this village probably came Antigonus of Soco, who lived about the commencement of the third century B.C.
  2. Also a town of Judah, but in the mountain district. (Joshua 15:48) It has been discovered about 10 miles southwest of Hebron; bearing, like the other Socoh, the name of esh-Shuweikeh .
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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
... two places in Judah. Transliteration: Sokoh or Soko Phonetic Spelling: (so-ko')
Short Definition: Socoh. ... Shocho, Shochoh, Sochoh, Soco, Socoh. ...
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Library

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

David's victory Over the Giant
... depart from him. Now the Philistines gathered their forces for war, and
camped between Socoh and Ezekah in Ephesdammim. Saul and ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/davids victory over the giant.htm

Letter cviii. To Eustochium.
... 14. I will now pass on to Egypt, pausing for a while on the way at Socoh, and at
Samson's well which he clave in the hollow place that was in the jaw. ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/letter cviii to eustochium.htm

Thesaurus
Socoh (4 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia SOCOH; SOCO. so'-ko (sokkhoh, "branches"),
(sokho (in Chronicles only); Socho, most usual, but many ...
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Soco (3 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia SOCOH; SOCO. so'-ko (sokkhoh, "branches"),
(sokho (in Chronicles only); Socho, most usual, but many ...
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Azekah (7 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. AZEKAH. a-ze'-ka `azekah: A town of some importance
in the Shephelah of Judah mentioned (Joshua 15:35) next to Socoh. ...
/a/azekah.htm - 11k

Ephesdammim (1 Occurrence)
... e-fes-dam'-im ('ephec dammim): Some spot between Socoh and Azekah (1 Samuel 17:1)
where the Philistines were encamped; called in 1 Chronicles 11:13, "Pas-dammin ...
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Ephes-dammim (1 Occurrence)
... e-fes-dam'-im ('ephec dammim): Some spot between Socoh and Azekah (1 Samuel 17:1)
where the Philistines were encamped; called in 1 Chronicles 11:13, "Pas-dammin ...
/e/ephes-dammim.htm - 8k

Aze'kah (6 Occurrences)
... and unto Makkedah. (See RSV). Joshua 15:35 Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and
Azekah; (See RSV). 1 Samuel 17:1 Now the Philistines gathered ...
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Arubboth (1 Occurrence)
... With Arubboth are mentioned "Socoh, and all the land of Hepher," and as Socoh lay
in the Shephelah (Joshua 15:35), Arubboth probably lay in the southern part ...
/a/arubboth.htm - 7k

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 ...
/s/socho.htm - 8k

Adullam (10 Occurrences)
... Among the 14 Judahite cities of the first group in "the lowland" Adullam
is mentioned between Jarmuth and Socoh. In the list of ...
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Jarmuth (7 Occurrences)
... In Joshua 15:35 it is mentioned in conjunction with Adullam, Socoh and Azekah,
and in Nehemiah 11:29 with Zorah, Zanoah and Adullam. ...
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Concordance
Socoh (4 Occurrences)

Joshua 15:35
Jarmuth, Adullam, Socoh, Azekah,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 15:48
In the hill country, Shamir, Jattir, Socoh,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 17:1
Now the Philistines gathered together their armies to battle; and they were gathered together at Socoh, which belongs to Judah, and encamped between Socoh and Azekah, in Ephesdammim.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 4:10
Ben Hesed, in Arubboth (to him pertained Socoh, and all the land of Hepher);
(WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Socoh

Socoh or Shochoh

Socoh: A City in the Mountains of the Tribe of Judah

Socoh: Also Called Shocho, Shochoh, Shoco, Sochoh: A City of the Tribe of Judah

Socoh: Also Called Shocho, Shochoh, Shoco, Sochoh: Captured by Philistines

Socoh: Also Called Shocho, Shochoh, Shoco, Sochoh: One of Solomon's Commissaries In

Socoh: Also Called Shocho, Shochoh, Shoco, Sochoh: Rebuilt and Fortified by Rehoboam

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