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Socho

also known as: Soco, So'choh, Socoh, Sho'co, Soco

Meaning: a fence; hedge

(1 Chronicles 4:18; Revised King James Version, Soco)=So'choh (1 Kings 4:10; Revised King James Version, Socoh), Sho'choh (1 Samuel 17:1; Revised King James Version, Socoh), Sho'co (2 Chronicles 11:7; Revised King James Version, Soco), Sho'cho (2 Chronicles 28:18; Revised King James Version, Soco)

This is the name of a city in the plain or lowland of Judah, where the Philistines encamped when they invaded Judah after their defeat at Michmash. In this campaign Goliath was slain, and the Philistines were completely routed.

Socho 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 southwest of Jerusalem.

Article Version: December 26, 2018