A place north of Damascus, visited by Abraham, Ge 14:15; now unknown.
hiding-place, a place to the north of Damascus, to which Abraham pursued Chedorlaomer and his confederates (Ge 14:15).
N. of Damascus. To it Abram pursued Chedorlaomer (Ge 14:15). It means a hiding place. Tradition makes Masjad Ibrahim, "the prayer place of Damascus," at the village of Burzeh, three miles N. of Damascus, the scene of his thanksgiving to God after routing the kings. Nicolaus of Damascus makes him to have reigned there (Josephus, Ant. 1:7, section 2). The Jews make Jobar near Burzeh to be Hobah.
The place to which, acc. to Ge 14:16, Abraham pursued the defeated army of Chedorlaomer. It is described as 'on the left hand (i.e. 'to the north') of Damascus.' It is identified, with considerable probability, with the modern Hoba, 20 hours N. of Damascus.
Place 'on the left hand,' that is, to the north of Damascus, to which Abraham pursued the kings who had captured Lot. Ge 14:15. The Muslims point out Burzeh, 33 32' N, 36 8' E, as the ancient Hobah; but the Jews prefer Jobar, about two miles N.E. of Damascus.