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re-ho'-both, re-ho'-both (rehobhoth, "broad places"; Euruchoria): One of the wells dug by Isaac (Genesis 26:22). It is probably the Rubuta of the Tell el-Amarna Letters (Petrie, numbers 256, 260; see also The Expository Times, XI, 239 (Konig), 377 (Sayce)), and it is almost certainly identical with the ruin Ruchaibeh, 8 hours Southwest of Beersheba. Robinson (BR, I, 196-97) describes the ruins of the ancient city as thickly covering a "level tract of 10 to 12 acres in extent"; "many of the dwellings had each its cistern, cut in the solid rock"; "once this must have been a city of not less than 12,000 or 15,000 inhabitants. Now it is a perfect field of ruins, a scene of unutterable desolation, across which the passing stranger can with difficulty find his way." Huntington (Palestine and Its Transformation, 124) describes considerable remains of a suburban population extending both to the North and to the South of this once important place.

E. W. G. Masterman


(rehobhoth ha-nahar; Codex Vaticanus Rhooboth (Rhoboth in Chronicles) he para potamon; Codex Alexandrinus Rhoboth): This city is mentioned only as the residence of Shaul, one of the rulers of Edom (Genesis 36:37 1 Chronicles 1:48). There is nothing to guide us with certainty as to the situation of the city. Eusebius (Onomasticon) places it in Idumaea (Gebalene), but no trace of a name resembling this has been found in the district. "The river" usually means the Euphrates. If the city could have been so far from Edom, it might be identified with Rahaba on the West of the river, 8 miles South of its confluence with the Khabur. Winckler thinks it might possibly be on the boundary between Palestine and Egypt, "the river" being Wady el-`Arish, "the brook of Egypt" (Numbers 5 Joshua 15:4, etc.).

W. Ewing

Strong's Hebrew
7344. Rechoboth -- "broad places," a well dug by Isaac, also two ...
... location. Transliteration: Rechoboth or Rechoboth Phonetic Spelling:
(rekh-o-both') Short Definition: Rehoboth. Word ... 1). Rehoboth. ...
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Chapter xxxvi
... And Samlah died, and there ruled in his stead Shaul from Rehoboth-hannahar. ...
5. Samlah"from Masrekah. 6. Shaul"from Rehoboth-hannahar. ...
/.../ of genesis volume 1/chapter xxxvi.htm

The History after the Flood.
... And Nimrod built the cities Nineveh and Rehoboth, and Calah, and Resen, between
Nineveh and Calah; and Nineveh became a very great city. ...
/.../theophilus/theophilus to autolycus/chapter xxxi the history after the.htm

The First Apostle of Peace at any Price
... And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not:
and be called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the Lord hath ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/the first apostle of peace.htm

Letter Xlvi. Paula and Eustochium to Marcella.
... The patriarch"the first to receive a promise of Christ"is here told to leave the
Chaldees, to leave the city of confusion [940] and its rehoboth [941] or ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/letter xlvi paula and eustochium.htm

Concerning the Sons of Isaac, Esau and Jacob; of their Nativity ...
... He named this well Rehoboth, which denotes a large space; but of the former wells,
one was called Escon, which denotes strife, the other Sitenna, name ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 18 concerning the sons.htm

Of the Generations of the Three Sons of Noah.
... Out of that land went forth Assur, and built Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and
Calah, and Resen between Nineveh and Calah: this was a great city." Now this ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 3 of the generations of.htm

Chapter xxvi
... So he called its name Rehoboth (Plenty of room), saying: For now Yahweh
has given us room and we shall be fruitful in the land. ...
/...// of genesis volume 1/chapter xxvi.htm

Chapter x
... From that region he went forth to Assyria and built Nineveh and Rehoboth-ir, and
Calah and Resen, between Nineveh and Calah"this is that great city. ...
// of genesis volume 1/chapter x.htm

Nothing but Leaves
... and deal damnation round the land with amazing liberality to all who are not full
weight according to the balance of their little Zoar, Rehoboth, or Jireh ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 10 1864/nothing but leaves.htm

Hymns, Festival and Occasional.
... of "Sherburne," "Windham," "Russia," "Stafford," "Lisbon," and many other tunes
characteristic of a bygone school of psalmody, was born in Rehoboth, Mass., Nov ...
/.../brown/the story of the hymns and tunes/chapter xiii hymns festival and.htm

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

spaces; places

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(wide places , i.e. streets).

  1. The third of the series of wells dug by Isaac, (Genesis 26:22) in the Philistines' territory, lately identified as er-Ruheibeh , 16 miles south of Beersheba.
  2. One of the four cities built by Asshur, or by Nimrod in Asshur, according as this difficult passage is translated. (Genesis 10:11) Nothing certain is known of its position.
  3. The city of a certain Saul or Shaul, one of the early kings of the Edomites. (Genesis 36:37; 1 Chronicles 1:48) The affix "by the river" fixes the situation of Rehoboth as on the Euphrates.
ATS Bible Dictionary

1. A city of ancient Assyria, site unknown, Genesis 10:11.

2. A place in the wilderness south of Gerar and Beersheba, so named by Isaac on the occasion of his digging a well there, Genesis 26:22.

3. A city on the Euphrates, thought to be the modern Er-rahabeh, south of Carchemish, Genesis 36:37; 1 Chronicles 1:48; 17:3

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Broad places.

(1.) A well in Gerar dug by Isaac (Genesis 26:22), supposed to be in Wady er-Ruheibeh, about 20 miles south of Beersheba.

(2.) An ancient city on the Euphrates (Genesis 36:37; 1 Chronicles 1:48), "Rehoboth by the river."

(3.) Named among the cities of Asshur (Genesis 10:11). Probably, however, the words "rehoboth'ir" are to be translated as in the Vulgate and the margin of A.V., "the streets of the city," or rather "the public square of the city", i.e., of Nineveh.

Rehoboth (4 Occurrences)
... (2.) An ancient city on the Euphrates (Genesis 36:37; 1 Chronicles 1:48), "Rehoboth
by the river.". ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. REHOBOTH. ...
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Rehoboth-ir (1 Occurrence)
Rehoboth-ir. Rehobothir, Rehoboth-ir. Reho'both-ir . Int. Standard
Bible Encyclopedia REHOBOTH-IR. r.-ur, r.-ir (rehobhoth ...
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Reho'both (3 Occurrences)
Reho'both. Rehoboth, Reho'both. Rehobothir . ... Genesis 36:37 And Samlah died,
and Shaul of Rehoboth by the River reigned in his stead. (See RSV). ...
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... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia REHOBOTH-IR. r.-ur, r.-ir (rehobhoth `ir,
"Rehoboth City"; Septuagint he Rhohbos (Rhooboth) polis ...
/r/rehobothir.htm - 8k

Calah (2 Occurrences)
... "Out of that land he [ie, Nimrod] went forth into Assyria, and built Nineveh,
Rehoboth-Ir, and Calah, and Resen" (Genesis 10:11, RV). ...
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Reho'both-ir (1 Occurrence)
... Rehoboth-ir, Reho'both-ir. Rehokim . ... Genesis 10:11 Out of that land went forth
Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and Rehoboth-ir, and Calah, (See RSV). ...
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Euphra'tes (33 Occurrences)
... mountain of Gilead. (See RSV). Genesis 36:37 Samlah died, and Shaul of Rehoboth
by the river, reigned in his place. (See RSV). Exodus 23 ...
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Shaul (10 Occurrences)
... Shaul (10 Occurrences). Genesis 36:37 Samlah died, and Shaul of Rehoboth by the
river, reigned in his place. (WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Samlah (4 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). Genesis 36:37 Samlah died,
and Shaul of Rehoboth by the river, reigned in his place. ...
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Sitnah (1 Occurrence)
... It has been identified with the modern Shutneh, in the valley of Gerar, to the west
of Rehoboth, about 20 miles south of Beersheba. Int. ... See REHOBOTH. ...
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Bible Concordance
Rehoboth (4 Occurrences)

Genesis 10:11 Out of that land he went forth into Assyria, and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah,

Genesis 26:22 He left that place, and dug another well. They didn't argue over that one. He called it Rehoboth. He said, "For now Yahweh has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land."

Genesis 36:37 Samlah died, and Shaul of Rehoboth by the river, reigned in his place.

1 Chronicles 1:48 Samlah died, and Shaul of Rehoboth by the River reigned in his place.



Rehoboth By the River

Rehoboth: A City Built by Asshur

Rehoboth: A City of the Edomites

Rehoboth: The Name Given to a Well That Was Dug by Isaac and his Servants

Related Terms

Rehoboth-ir (1 Occurrence)

Reho'both (3 Occurrences)


Calah (2 Occurrences)

Reho'both-ir (1 Occurrence)

Euphra'tes (33 Occurrences)

Shaul (10 Occurrences)

Samlah (4 Occurrences)

Sitnah (1 Occurrence)

Succeeded (81 Occurrences)

Nineveh (23 Occurrences)

Wanderings (7 Occurrences)

Stead (117 Occurrences)

Quarrel (22 Occurrences)

Quarreled (8 Occurrences)

Nin'eveh (18 Occurrences)

Water-hole (25 Occurrences)

Ir (4 Occurrences)

Flourish (26 Occurrences)

Fruitful (57 Occurrences)

Rehoboam's (4 Occurrences)

Reigned (206 Occurrences)

Esek (1 Occurrence)

Dug (45 Occurrences)

Digged (37 Occurrences)

Dieth (192 Occurrences)

Bered (2 Occurrences)

Builded (65 Occurrences)

Contend (56 Occurrences)

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Strove (25 Occurrences)

Sha'ul (5 Occurrences)

River (189 Occurrences)

Strive (64 Occurrences)

Removed (294 Occurrences)

Fighting (201 Occurrences)

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Negev (39 Occurrences)

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Asshur (133 Occurrences)

Euphrates (36 Occurrences)

Thence (152 Occurrences)

Room (174 Occurrences)

Moved (316 Occurrences)

Fruit (318 Occurrences)

Proper (62 Occurrences)

Assyria (124 Occurrences)

Israel (27466 Occurrences)

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Saul (371 Occurrences)

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