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Holman Bible Dictionary
(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
. 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
. Father or ancestor of Malchijah, who assisted in Nehemiah's repair of Jerusalem's walls (Nehemiah 3:14
), possibly identical with 2.
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Rechab'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/r/rechab.html. 1991.