Amathitis

Amathi'tis (Α᾿μαθῖτις, Eng. Vers. "Amathis"), a district to the north of Palestine, in which Jonathan Maccabaeus met the forces of Demetrius (1 Maccabees 12:25); not around the city AMATHUS SEE AMATHUS (q.v.) beyond the Jordan (Josephus, Ant. 13, 13, 3; War, 1, 4, 3); but the neighborhood of the metropolis Amath or HAMATH SEE HAMATH (q.v.), on the Orontes (Drusius; Michaelis, in loc. Maccabees). So the Sept. Gives Α᾿μαθί for הֲמָתַי in Ge 10:17.

 
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