Hammath

Hammath (HamĀ“ath)

1 A town on the west shore of the Sea of Galilee, a mile south of Tiberias where there are hot springs. It was part of Naphtali (Josh 19:35) and perhaps the same as Hammoth-dor (Josh 21:32) and Hammon (1Chr 6:76). The springs are claimed to be the earliest known thermal baths in Palestine; Herod Antipas was probably the first to exploit them. 2 The proper name of the father of the house of Rechab (1Chr 2:55).

Josh 19:35

35The fortified towns are Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Chinnereth,

Josh 21:32

32Out of the tribe of Naphtali: Kedesh in Galilee with its pasture lands, the city of refuge for the slayer, Hammoth-dor with its pasture lands, and Kartan with ... View more

1Chr 6:76

76and out of the tribe of Naphtali: Kedesh in Galilee with its pasture lands, Hammon with its pasture lands, and Kiriathaim with its pasture lands.

1Chr 2:55

55The families also of the scribes that lived at Jabez: the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and the Sucathites. These are the Kenites who came from Hammath, fathe ... View more

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