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Metheg-ammah

Metheg-ammah [N] [H]

bridle of the mother, a figurative name for a chief city, as in 2 Samuel 8:1 , "David took Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the Philistines" (RSV, "took the bridle of the mother-city"); i.e., subdued their capital or strongest city, viz., Gath ( 1 Chronicles 18:1 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Metheg-ammah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Metheg-ammah [N] [E]

bridle of bondage
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Metheg-ammah'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

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.