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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 31:8). 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 1Ch 2:43,44 -3. A city in territory of Benjamin Jos 18:27

Rekem in Smiths Bible Dictionary (variegation). 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 Shammai.

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 country.

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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