Bible Names N-Z: Rekem
Rekem in Easton's Bible Dictionary
embroidered; variegated. (1.) One of the five Midianite kings
whom the Israelites destroyed (Num. 31:8).
(2.) One of the sons of Hebron (1 Chr. 2:43, 44).
(3.) A town of Benjamin (Josh. 18:27).
Rekem in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. One of Midian's five. king's slain by Israel (Numbers
2. 1 Chronicles 2:43-44. Rehem in Joshua 18:27 is a
town of Benjamin. Ain Karim, the spring W. of Jerusalem, may
represent the name.
Rekem in Hitchcock's Bible Names
vain pictures; divers picture
Rekem in Naves Topical Bible
-1. A king of the Midianites, killed by the Israelites
Nu 31:8; Jos 13:21
-2. A son of Hebron
-3. A city in territory of Benjamin
Rekem in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. One of the five kings or chieftains of Midian slain
by the Israelites. Nu 31:8; Jos 13:21
2. One of the four sons of Hebron, and father of
Shammai. 1Ch 2:43,44
Rekem in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
re'-kem (rekem, "friendship"):
(1) One of the five kings of Midian slain by the Israelites
under Moses (Nu 31:8; Josh 13:21 (Codex Vaticanus Rhobok;
Codex Alexandrinus Rhokom)). Like his companions, he is
called a "king" in Numbers, but a "prince" or "chieftain" in
the passage in Josh. The two references are hardly related;
both are based on an earlier tradition.glish Language, 398).
the Revised Version (British and American) has, however,
retained the older word, at least in the margin, in all
passages in which it is found in the King James Version):
According to Hebrew psychology the reins are the seat of the
deepest emotions and affections of man, which God alone can
fully know. Thus the Revised Version (British and American)
has substituted "heart" for "reins" in the text of Job
19:27; Ps 7:9; 16:7; 26:2; 73:21; Prov 23:16; Jer 11:20;
12:2; 17:10; 20:12; the translation "inward parts" is found
but once (Ps 139:13). In one passage the King James Version
has translated the Hebrew halac ("loins") with "reins" (Isa
11:5), where the Revised Version (British and American) has
rightly substituted "waist" (which see). The Greek word
nephros (which is etymologically allied to the Middle
English nere, Get. Niere; see Skeat, ibid, 231, under the
word "Kidney") is found in 1 Macc 2:24; Rev 2:23. compare
Mic 4:7); "Thy God reigneth" (Isa 52:7); "Thou hast taken
thy great power and didst reign" (Rev 11:17, meaning
probably "thou didst assume thy might"); (2) the Messiah
(Christ) as a just and righteous king (Jer 23:5); an eternal
king (Lk 1:33; compare Rev 11:15); punishing and subduing
His enemies (Lk 19:14,27; 1 Cor 15:25).
(2) Eponym of a Calebite family (1 Ch 2:43 (Rhekom).
Probably a town in Southern Judah. A town of this name is
given as belonging to Benjamin (Josh 18:27).
(3) A city of Benjamin, mentioned with Irpeel and Taralah
(Josh 18:27); the site is unknown.
See also RAKEM.
Horace J. Wolf
Rekem Scripture - 1 Chronicles 2:44
And Shema begat Raham, the father of Jorkoam: and Rekem begat
Rekem Scripture - Joshua 13:21
And all the cities of the plain, and all the kingdom of Sihon
king of the Amorites, which reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses
smote with the princes of Midian, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and
Hur, and Reba, [which were] dukes of Sihon, dwelling in the
Rekem Scripture - Numbers 31:8
And they slew the kings of Midian, beside the rest of them
that were slain; [namely], Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur,
and Reba, five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor
they slew with the sword.
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