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(1) Etymologically the word means "broad" and might be applied either to a road or a plain. Rehob is given (Numbers 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 (Judges 18:28 ). It is mentioned again along with the kingdom of Zobah in connection with the wars of Saul (1 Samuel 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 Samuel 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
(2) Two separate towns belonging to Asher (Joshua 19:28; Joshua 19:30 ). One of them was given to the Gershonite Levites (Joshua 21:31 ), and one is mentioned as remaining in the hands of the Canaanites (Judges 1:31 ).
(3) Father of Hadadezer, king of Aram Zobah, who was overwhelmed by David at the Euphrates (2 Samuel 8:3 , 2 Samuel 8:12 ).
(4) One of the Levites who sealed Nehemiah's covenant on the 24th Tishri, 444
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Rehob'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/r/rehob.html. 1915.