Bible Cities: Rehoboth
Rehoboth Well in the Bible
Rehoboth in Easton's Bible Dictionary
broad places. (1.) A well in Gerar dug by Isaac (Gen. 26:22),
supposed to be in Wady er-Ruheibeh, about 20 miles
(2.) An ancient city on the Euphrates (Gen. 36:37; 1
1:48), "Rehoboth by the river."
(3.) Named among the cities of Asshur (Gen. 10:11).
however, the words "rehoboth'ir" are to be translated
as in the
Vulgate and the margin of A.V., "the streets of the
rather "the public square of the city", i.e., of
Rehoboth in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("room, broad space".) Third of Isaac's wells, called so
because after that the wells Esek ("contention") and Sitnah
("hatred"), which his men had dug, the Gerar herdsmen would
not let him keep peaceably, now at last his good has overcome
their evil, and God makes room for him. Spiritually Romans
12:18-21; Genesis 32:20; Genesis 13:7-9; Matthew 5:25;
Revelation 15:2; John 14:2. In the wady er Ruhaibeh are ruins
of a large city, eight hours S. of Beersheba, and an ancient
well, 12 ft. in circumference, built with hewn stone, now
filled up (Robinson Phys. Geog., 243; "Our Work in Israel,"
299). Its site is marked by fallen masonry, seemingly a cupola
roof of well cemented brick shaped stones. At hand is Shutnet,
the "Sitnah" of Scripture: Rehoboth lies 20 miles S.W. of Bir
es Seba or Beersheba, with three remaining wells, two full of
water, one dry.
Rehoboth in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Rehoboth in Naves Topical Bible
1. A city built by Asshur
-2. A city of the Edomites
Ge 36:37; 1Ch 1:48
-3. The name given to a well that was dug by Isaac and his
Rehoboth in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(wide places, i.e. streets).
1. The third of the series of wells dug by Isaac, Ge
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. Ge 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. Ge 36:37; 1Ch 1:48 The affix "by
the river" fixes the situation of Rehoboth as on the
Rehoboth in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
re-ho'-both, re-ho'-both (rehobhoth, "broad places";
Euruchoria): One of the wells dug by Isaac (Gen 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
(Israel 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.
Rehoboth Scripture - 1 Chronicles 1:48
And when Samlah was dead, Shaul of Rehoboth by the river
reigned in his stead.
Rehoboth Scripture - Genesis 10:11
Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and
the city Rehoboth, and Calah,
Rehoboth Scripture - Genesis 26:22
And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for
that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth;
and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we
shall be fruitful in the land.
Rehoboth Scripture - Genesis 36:37
And Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth [by] the river reigned
in his stead.
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