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Rechab

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(ree' chab) Personal name meaning, “rider” or “charioteer.” 1. Leader, together with his brother, of a band of Benjaminite raiders. He and his brother murdered Saul's son Ish-bosheth, thinking to court David's favor. His response was their execution (2 Samuel 4:1-12 ). 2 . Father or ancestor of J[eh]onadab, a supporter of Jehu's purge of the family of Ahab and other worshipers of Baal (2Kings 10:15,2 Kings 10:23 ). 3 . Father or ancestor of Malchijah, who assisted in Nehemiah's repair of Jerusalem's walls (Nehemiah 3:14 ), possibly identical with 2.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Rechab'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/r/rechab.html. 1991.

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