Sho'bach (Heb. Shobak', שׁוֹבִך, expansion; Sept. Σωβάκ v.r. Σαβάχ; Vulg. Sobach), the general of Hadarezer king of the Syrians of Zoba, who was in command of the army summoned from beyond the Euphrates against the Hebrews after the defeat of the combined forces of Syria and the Ammonites before the gates of Rabbah. He was met by David in person, who crossed the Jordan and attacked him at Helam.The battle resulted in the total defeat of the Syrians. Shobach was wounded, and died on the field (2Sa 10:198). B.C. 1034. In the parallel passage (1
Chronicles 19:16, 18) he is called Shophach, and by Josephus Sabecus (Σάβεκος, Ant. 7, 6, 3).