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Shoa Opulent, the mountain district lying to the north-east of Babylonia, anciently the land of the Guti, or Kuti, the modern Kurdistan. The plain lying between these mountains and the Tigris was called su-Edina, i.e., "the border of the plain." This name was sometimes shortened into Suti and Su, and has been regarded as = Shoa (Eze 23:23). Some think it denotes a place in Babylon. (See PEKOD.)

Shobab Apostate. (1.) One of David's sons by Bathseheba (Sa2 5:14). (2.) One of the sons of Caleb (Ch1 2:18), the son of Hezron.

Shobach Poured out, the "captain of the host of Hadarezer" when he mustered his vassals and tributaries from beyond "the river Euphrates" (Sa2 10:15); called also Shophach (Ch1 19:16).

Shobai Captors (Ezr 2:42).

Shobal Pilgrim. (1.) The second son of Seir the Horite; one of the Horite "dukes" (Gen 36:20). (2.) One of the sons of Caleb, and a descendant of Hur (Ch1 2:50, Ch1 2:52; Ch1 4:1, Ch1 4:2).

Shobi Captor, son of Nahash of Rabbah, the Ammonite. He showed kindness to David when he fled from Jerusalem to Mahanaim (Sa2 17:27).

Shocho (Ch2 28:18)

Shochoh (Sa1 17:1) =

Shoco (Ch2 11:7). See SOCOH.

Shoe Of various forms, from the mere sandal (q.v.) to the complete covering of the foot. The word so rendered (A.V.) in Deu 33:25, min'al , "a bar," is derived from a root meaning "to bolt" or "shut fast," and hence a fastness or fortress. The verse has accordingly been rendered "iron and brass shall be thy fortress," or, as in the Revised Version, "thy bars [marg., "shoes"] shall be iron and brass."