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HEBREW: 7340 bxr [email protected] or bwxr [email protected]
NAVE: Rehob
EBD: Rehob
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In Bible versions:

a town of Asher given to the Gershonites
father of Hadadezer, king of Zobah whom David defeated
son of Henadad, a Levite who covenanted to obey God's law

breadth; space; extent
NETBible Maps: Map1 G4
Google Maps: Rehob (1) (33° 13´, 35° 32´); Rehob (2) (33° 7´, 35° 9´); Rehob (3) (32° 57´, 35° 12´)


Strongs #07340: bxr [email protected] or bwxr [email protected]

Rehob = "broad place"

n pr m
1) father of Hadadezer the king of Zobah who was killed by David
2) a Levite who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah

n pr loc
3) the northern limit of the exploration of the spies in Canaan;
on the road to Hamath
4) a town in Asher
5) a second town by the same name also in Asher

7340 Rchob rekh-obe'

or Rchowb {rekh-obe'}; the same as 7339; Rechob, the name of
a place in Syria, also of a Syrian and an Israelite:-Rehob.
see HEBREW for 07339

Rehob [EBD]

street; broad place. (1.) The father of Hadadezer, king of Tobah (2 Sam. 8:3, 12).

(2.) Neh. 10:11.

(3.) The same, probably, as Beth-rehob (2 Sam. 10:6, 8; Judg. 18:28), a place in the north of Palestine (Num. 13:21). It is now supposed to be represented by the castle of Hunin, south-west of Dan, on the road from Hamath into Coele-Syria.

(4.) A town of Asher (Josh. 19:28), to the east of Zidon.

(5.) Another town of Asher (Josh. 19:30), kept possession of by the Canaanites (Judg. 1:31).

Rehob [NAVE]

1. Father of Hadadezer, king of Zobah, 2 Sam. 8:3, 12.
2. A Levite who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah, Neh. 10:11.
3. A town in northern Palestine. The limit of the investigation made by the twelve spies, Num. 13:21.
Possessed by the Syrians, 2 Sam. 10:6, 8.
Called Beth-rehob, 2 Sam. 10:6.
4. An unlocated town of Asher, Josh. 19:28.
5. A Levitical city of Asher, Josh. 19:30; 21:31; 1 Chr. 6:75.
Canaanites not driven from, Judg. 1:31.


  1. The father of Hadadezer king of Zobah, whom David smote at the Euphrates. (2 Samuel 8:3,12) (B.C. before 1043.)
  2. A Levite or family of Levites who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah. (Nehemiah 10:11) (B.C. 410.)
  3. The northern limit of the exploration of the spies. (Numbers 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. (Joshua 19:28)
  5. Asher contained another Rehob, (Joshua 19:30) but the situation of these towns is unknown.


REHOB - 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

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