Rehob

Rehob [N] [H] [S]

street; broad place.

  • The father of Hadadezer, king of Tobah ( 2 Samuel 8:3 2 Samuel 8:12 ).

  • Nehemiah 10:11 .

  • The same, probably, as Beth-rehob ( 2 Samuel 10:6 2 Samuel 10:8 ; Judg. 18:28 ), a place in the north of Palestine ( Numbers 13:21 ). It is now supposed to be represented by the castle of Hunin, south-west of Dan, on the road from Hamath into Coele-Syria.

  • A town of Asher ( Joshua 19:28 ), to the east of Zidon.

  • Another town of Asher ( Joshua 19:30 ), kept possession of by the Canaanites ( Judges 1:31 ).

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    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Rehob". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Rehob [N] [E] [S]

    breadth; space; extent
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Rehob'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Rehob. [N] [E] [H]

    1. The father of Hadadezer king of Zobah, whom David smote at the Euphrates. ( 2 Samuel 8:3 2 Samuel 8:12 ) (B.C. before 1043.)
    2. A Levite or family of Levites who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah. ( Nehemiah 10:11 ) (B.C. 410.)
    3. The northern limit of the exploration of the spies. ( Numbers 13:21 ) Robinson fixes the position of Rehob as not far from Tell el-Kady and Banias .
    4. One of the towns allotted to Asher. ( Joshua 19:28 )
    5. Asher contained another Rehob, ( Joshua 19:30 ) but the situation of these towns is unknown.

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    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Rehob'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    REHOB

    re'-hob (rechobh; Rhoob, Rhaab):

    (1) Etymologically the word means "broad" and might be applied either to a road or a plain. Rehob is given (Numbers 13:21) as the northern limit of Israel as reached by the spies. This agrees with the position assigned to Beth-rehob in the narrative of the settlement of the Danites (Judges 18:28). It is mentioned again along with the kingdom of Zobah in connection with the wars of Saul (1 Samuel 14:47 Septuagint Lag.), and as having been associated with, Zobah and Maacah against David in the Ammonite war and as having been defeated by him (2 Samuel 10:6). Robinson sought to identify it with Hunin, but it hardly suits the references. Buhl (GAP, 240) following Thomson (LB, II, 547) seeks it at Paneas (modern Banias). This would suit all the requirements of the capital, Beth-rehob, which might then be the second Rehob, assigned as part of the territory of Sidon to the tribe Asher (Joshua 19:28,30; Judges 18:28). We must, however, assign to the kingdom of Rehob a territory extending from the settlements of the Danites to the "entering in of Hamath" or to Libo (modern Leboue), i.e. the Great Plain of Coele-Syria bounded by Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon and within the limits indicated.

    (2) Two separate towns belonging to Asher (Joshua 19:28; 19:30). One of them was given to the Gershonite Levites (Joshua 21:31), and one is mentioned as remaining in the hands of the Canaanites (Judges 1:31).

    (3) Father of Hadadezer, king of Aram Zobah, who was overwhelmed by David at the Euphrates (2 Samuel 8:3,12).

    (4) One of the Levites who sealed Nehemiah's covenant on the 24th Tishri, 444 BC (Nehemiah 10:11).

    W. M. Christie


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    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'REHOB'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.