Hum'tah (Heb. Chuntcah', חֻמטָה, prob. from the Syr. fortress, otherwise place of lizards; Sept. Α᾿μματά v.r. Εὐμά and Χαμματά; Vulg. Athmatha), a town in the mountains of Judah, mentioned between Aphekah and Hebron (Jos 15:54), apparently in the district lying immediately west of Hebron (Keil, Comment. ad loc.). It is not mentioned by any other ancient writer (Reland, Palcest. p. 723) except Eusebius and Jerome (Onomast. s. v, Α᾿ματά, Ammatha). There is some resemblance between the name and that of Kimath (Κιμάθ), one of the places added in the Vat. text of the Sept. to the list in the Heb. text of 1Sa 30:27-31. It possibly corresponds with the ruined site marked as Sabzin (or Ramet el-Alineh) on Van de Velde's Map at 1l miles north of Hebron, just west of the Jerusalem road.

Bible concordance for HUMTAH.

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