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Metheg-ammah

Metheg-ammah

(bridle of the metropolis ), a place which David took from the Philistines, apparently in his last war with them. ( 2 Samuel 8:1 ) Ammah may be taken as meaning "mother-city" or "metropolis," comp. ( 2 Samuel 20:19 ) and Metheg-he-Ammah "the bridle of the mother-city" --viz. of Gath, the chief town of the Philistines.


Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Methegammah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.