a fence; hedge, ( 1 Chronicles 4:18 ; RSV, Soco)=So'choh ( 1 Kings 4:10 ; RSV, Socoh), Sho'choh ( 1 Samuel 17:1 ; RSV, Socoh), Sho'co ( 2 Chronicles 11:7 ; RSV, Soco), Sho'cho ( 2 Chronicles 28:18 ; RSV, Soco), a city in the plain or lowland of Judah, where the Philistines encamped when they invaded Judah after their defeat at Michmash. It lay on the northern side of the valley of Elah (Wady es-Sunt). It has been identified with the modern Khurbet Shuweikeh, about 14 miles south-west of Jerusalem. In this campaign Goliath was slain, and the Philistines were completely routed.
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
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Socho". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".