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(ree' hahb) Personal and place name meaning, “broad or open place.” 1. Father of a king of Zobah, an Aramaean city north of Damascus (2Samuel 8:3,2 Samuel 8:12 ). 2 . Witness to Nehemiah's covenant (Nehemiah 10:11 ). 3 . Town in the vicinity of Laish in upper Galilee (Numbers 13:21 ; see Beth-Rehob). 4. Town in the territory of Asher (Joshua 19:28 ,Joshua 19:28,19:30 ). Asher was not able to drive out the Canaanite inhabitants (Judges 1:31 ). Elsewhere, Rehob in Asher is assigned to the Levites (Joshua 21:31 ; 1 Chronicles 6:75 ). The site is perhaps tell el-Gharbi about seven miles east-southeast of Acco.

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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 'Rehob'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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