Hoham

HOHAM (hō'hăm). An Amorite king of Hebron who entered into league with other kings against Joshua; one of the five kings who were captured in the cave of Makkedah and put to death (Josh.10.3).


HOHAM hō’ hăm (הוֹהָ֣ם). King of Hebron, who formed a league with four other Amorite kings to make war on Gibeon because it had made a treaty of peace with Joshua. The five kings were decisively defeated in a battle at Beth-horon, and after being shut up in a cave at Makkedah in which they had taken refuge, they were put to death (Josh 10:3).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(hoham, "whom Yahweh impels(?)" Gesenius): An Amorite king of Hebron and one of the five kings of the Amorites who leagued for war on Gibeon because of its treaty of peace with Joshua. The five were defeated in the decisive battle of Beth-horon, shut up in the cave at Makkedah in which they had taken refuge, and after the battle were slain, hanged and cast into the cave (Jos 10:1-27).