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HEBREW: 7552 Mqr Reqem
NAVE: Rakem Rekem
EBD: Rekem
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In Bible versions:

son of Sheresh of Manasseh
a king of Midian killed by Moses
son of Hebron of Judah
a town of Benjamin whose exact location is unknown

vain pictures; divers picture
Google Maps: Rekem (31° 52´, 35° 11´)


Strongs #07552: Mqr Reqem

Rekem = "variegation"

n pr m
1) one of the 5 kings of Midian killed by the Israelites
2) one of the 4 sons of Hebron and the father of Shammai
3) a Manassite, son of Machir by Maachah his wife

n pr loc
4) a town in Benjamin; site unknown

7552 Reqem reh'-kem

from 7551; versi-color; Rekem, the name of a place in
Palestine, also of a Midianite and an Israelite:-Rekem.
see HEBREW for 07551

Rekem [EBD]

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).

Remaliah - adorned by the Lord, the father of Pekah, who conspired successfully against Pekahiah (2 Kings 15:25, 27, 30, 32, 37; Isa. 7:1, 4, 5, 9; 8:6).

Rakem [NAVE]

RAKEM, a descendant of Machir, son of Manasseh, 1 Chr. 7:16.

Rekem [NAVE]

1. A king of the Midianites, slain by the Israelites, Num. 31:8; Josh. 13:21.
2. A son of Hebron, 1 Chr. 2:43, 44.
3. A city in Benjamin, Josh. 18:27.


(flower garden), a descendant of Machir the son of Manasseh. (1 Chronicles 7:16) (B.C. before 1451.)


  1. One of the five kings or chieftains of Midian slain by the Israelites. (Numbers 31:8; Joshua 13:21)
  2. One of the four sons of Hebron, and father of Shammai. (1 Chronicles 2:43,44)


one of the towns of the allotment of Benjamin. (Joshua 18:27) Its existing site is unknown.


RAKEM - ra'-kem (raqem, the pausal form of reqem): The eponym of a clan of Machir (1 Ch 7:16).



REKEM - 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

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