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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Metheg-ammah
Bridle of the mother, a figurative name for a chief city, as in 2 Samuel 8:1 , "David took Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the Philistines" (RSV, "took the bridle of the mother-city"); i.e., subdued their capital or strongest city, viz., Gath (1 Chronicles 18:1 ).

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Metheg-ammah
2 Samuel 8:1. Not in the parallel 1 Chronicles 18:1. The name Metheg-Ammah must have fallen into disuse, originally designating the region wherein Gath was. Rather it is figurative: "David took the bridle of the mother (Gath the metropolis, i.e. wrested the supremacy) out of the hand of the Philistines." The Arabic idiom for submission is to give up one's bridle to another. The phrase "Gath and her daughter towns" (Hebrew, 1 Chronicles 18:1) favors the rendering "mother." Gath became tributary to David.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Metheg-ammah
(mehth' eh-am' muh) A phrase of uncertain meaning used at 2 Samuel 8:1 . KJV, NIV, NRSV take it as a place name. NAS translated the phrase as “the chief city.” The parallel in 1 Chronicles 18:1 has “Gath and its villages.” Other suggestions for translation include: “bridle of the water channel,” reins of the forearm,” “control of the mother city,” “take the common land,” or “wrest supremacy from.”



Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Metheg-ammah
METHEG-AMMAH. ‘David took Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the Philistines’ ( 2 Samuel 8:1 AV [Note: Authorized Version.] and RVm [Note: Revised Version margin.] ). RV [Note: Revised Version.] tr. [Note: translate or translation.] ‘the bridle of the mother-city,’ which has been interpreted to mean authority over the metropolis, or the suzerainty exercised by the Philistines, it being assumed that Gath was the leading city. In all probability the text is corrupt beyond restoration. See, further, ExpT [Note: Expository Times.] , Oct. 1899, p. 48, and Feb. 1906, p. 215.

W. F. Cobb.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Metheg-ammah
2 Samuel 8:1 ; 1 Chronicles 18:1 . See GATH .

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Metheg-Ammah - Metheg-ammah. ‘David took Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the Philistines’ ( 2 Samuel 8:1 AV [Note: Authorized Version
Metheg-Ammah - Bridle of the mother, a figurative name for a chief city, as in 2 Samuel 8:1 , "David took Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the Philistines" (RSV, "took the bridle of the mother-city"); i
Metheg-Ammah - The name Metheg-ammah must have fallen into disuse, originally designating the region wherein Gath was