Smith’s Bible Dictionary

“Rehob ” means

  1. The father of Hadadezer king of Zobah, whom David smote at the Euphrates. (2 Samuel 8:3,12) (B.C. before 1043.)
  2. A Levite or family of Levites who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah. (Nehemiah 10:11) (B.C. 410.)
  3. The northern limit of the exploration of the spies. (Numbers 13:21) Robinson fixes the position of Rehob as not far from Tell el-Kady and Banias .
  4. One of the towns allotted to Asher. (Joshua 19:28)
  5. Asher contained another Rehob, (Joshua 19:30) but the situation of these towns is unknown.
Related Resources
  • Easton’s Bible Dictionary
  • Hitchcocks’s Bible Names