Rehoboth

Rehoboth [N] [H] [S]

broad places.

  • A well in Gerar dug by Isaac ( Genesis 26:22 ), supposed to be in Wady er-Ruheibeh, about 20 miles south of Beersheba.

  • An ancient city on the Euphrates ( Genesis 36:37 ; 1 Chronicles 1:48 ), "Rehoboth by the river."

  • Named among the cities of Asshur ( Genesis 10:11 ). Probably, however, the words "rehoboth'ir" are to be translated as in the Vulgate and the margin of A.V., "the streets of the city," or rather "the public square of the city", i.e., of Nineveh.

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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 Rehoboth". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Rehoboth [N] [E] [S]

    spaces; places
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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

    Rehoboth [N] [E] [H]

    (wide places , i.e. streets ).

    1. The third of the series of wells dug by Isaac, ( Genesis 26:22 ) in the Philistines territory, lately identified as er-Ruheibeh , 16 miles south of Beersheba.
    2. One of the four cities built by Asshur, or by Nimrod in Asshur, according as this difficult passage is translated. ( Genesis 10:11 ) Nothing certain is known of its position.
    3. The city of a certain Saul or Shaul, one of the early kings of the Edomites. ( Genesis 36:37 ; 1 Chronicles 1:48 ) The affix "by the river" fixes the situation of Rehoboth as on the Euphrates.

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    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

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

    REHOBOTH

    re-ho'-both, re-ho'-both (rehobhoth, "broad places"; Euruchoria):

    One of the wells dug by Isaac (Genesis 26:22). It is probably the Rubuta of the Tell el-Amarna Letters (Petrie, numbers 256, 260; see also The Expository Times, XI, 239 (Konig), 377 (Sayce)), and it is almost certainly identical with the ruin Ruchaibeh, 8 hours Southwest of Beersheba. Robinson (BR, I, 196-97) describes the ruins of the ancient city as thickly covering a "level tract of 10 to 12 acres in extent"; "many of the dwellings had each its cistern, cut in the solid rock"; "once this must have been a city of not less than 12,000 or 15,000 inhabitants. Now it is a perfect field of ruins, a scene of unutterable desolation, across which the passing stranger can with difficulty find his way." Huntington (Palestine and Its Transformation, 124) describes considerable remains of a suburban population extending both to the North and to the South of this once important place.

    E. W. G. Masterman


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