(Χωβαϊv), which occurs in Judith 15:4, 5 (in the latter verse Χωβά). The name suggests the HOBAH SEE HOBAH (q.v.) of Ge 14:15 (חוֹבָה, which agrees with the reading of the Syriac), especially in connection with the mention of Damascus in Judith 15:5, if the distance from the probable site of Bethulia (q.v.) were not too great. Van de Velde suggests (Memoir, p. 304) that it is probably the modern Kubatiyeh, a village 1½ hour S. of Jenin, on the highway to Sebustiyeh or Samaria (Narrative, 1:368; comp. Stewart, Tent and Khan, p. 421; Robinson, Later Researches, p. 120, 121).

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