Soco (Soh´koh; Heb., “thorny”)

1 A town in Judah between Adullam and Azekah (Josh 15:35). It was used later by Philistines (1Sam 17:1), fortified by King Rehoboam of Judah (2Chr 11:7), and then used again by the Philistines (2Chr 28:18). 2 A second town in Judah (Josh 15:48), probably modern Khirbet Shuweikeh, about ten miles southwest of Hebron. 3 A town in Solomon’s third district (1Kgs 4:10). It was probably modern Tell er-Ras, located about ten miles northwest of Samaria. 4 Possibly a descendant of Judah and a son of Heber (1Chr 4:18), but here too Soco could be a place-name, possibly the one in (Josh 15:48) above.

Josh 15:35

35Jarmuth, Adullam, Socoh, Azekah,

1Sam 17:1

David and Goliath
1Now the Philistines gathered their armies for battle; they were gathered at Socoh, which belongs to Judah, and encamped between Socoh and Aze ... View more

2Chr 11:7

7Beth-zur, Soco, Adullam,

2Chr 28:18

18And the Philistines had made raids on the cities in the Shephelah and the Negeb of Judah, and had taken Beth-shemesh, Aijalon, Gederoth, Soco with its village ... View more

Josh 15:48

48And in the hill country, Shamir, Jattir, Socoh,

1Kgs 4:10

10Ben-hesed, in Arubboth (to him belonged Socoh and all the land of Hepher);

1Chr 4:18

18And his Judean wife bore Jered father of Gedor, Heber father of Soco, and Jekuthiel father of Zanoah.

Josh 15:48

48And in the hill country, Shamir, Jattir, Socoh,

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