Bible Names N-Z: Rehob
Rehob in Easton's Bible Dictionary
street; broad place. (1.) The father of Hadadezer, king of
(2 Sam. 8:3, 12).
(2.) Neh. 10:11.
(3.) The same, probably, as Beth-rehob (2 Sam. 10:6,
18:28), a place in the north of Israel (Num. 13:21).
now supposed to be represented by the castle of Hunin,
south-west of Dan, on the road from Hamath into Coele-
(4.) A town of Asher (Josh. 19:28), to the east of
(5.) Another town of Asher (Josh. 19:30), kept
by the Canaanites (Judg. 1:31).
Rehob in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. 2 Samuel 8:3; 2 Samuel 8:12. Josephus (Ant. 7:5, section 1)
calls him Araos, and makes Rehob mean "charioteer." A Syrian
name. (See BETHREHOB.) (2 Samuel 10:6; 2 Samuel 10:8).
2. Nehemiah 10:11.
Rehob in Hitchcock's Bible Names
breadth; space; extent
Rehob in Naves Topical Bible
-1. Father of Hadadezer, king of Zobah
-2. A Levite who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah
-3. A town in northern Palestine
The limit of the investigation made by the twelve spies
Possessed by the Syrians
-4. An unlocated town of Asher
-5. A Levitical city of Asher
Jos 19:30; 21:31; 1Ch 6:75
Canaanites not driven from
Rehob in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. The father of Hadadezer king of Zobah, whom David smote at
the Euphrates. 2Sa 8:3,12 (B.C. before 1043.)
2. A Levite or family of Levites who sealed the
covenant with Nehemiah. Ne 10:11 (B.C. 410.)
3. The northern limit of the exploration of the spies.
Nu 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. Jos 19:28
5. Asher contained another Rehob, Jos 19:30 but the
situation of these towns is unknown.
Rehob in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
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 (Nu
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 (Jdg
18:28). It is mentioned again along with the kingdom of
Zobah in connection with the wars of Saul (1 Sam 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 Sam 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 (Josh 19:28,30; Jdg 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 (Josh 19:28;
19:30). One of them was given to the Gershonite Levites
(Josh 21:31), and one is mentioned as remaining in the hands
of the Canaanites (Jdg 1:31).
(3) Father of Hadadezer, king of Aram Zobah, who was
overwhelmed by David at the Euphrates (2 Sam 8:3,12).
(4) One of the Levites who sealed Nehemiah's covenant on the
24th Tishri, 444 BC (Neh 10:11).
W. M. Christie
Rehob Scripture - 1 Chronicles 6:75
And Hukok with her suburbs, and Rehob with her suburbs:
Rehob Scripture - Joshua 21:31
Helkath with her suburbs, and Rehob with her suburbs; four
Rehob Scripture - Judges 1:31
Neither did Asher drive out the inhabitants of Accho, nor the
inhabitants of Zidon, nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, nor of
Helbah, nor of Aphik, nor of Rehob:
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