Holman Bible Dictionary
(behth-ree' hahb) Place name meaning, “house of the market.” Town near where tribe of Dan rebuilt Laish and renamed it Dan (Judges 18:28 ). Rehob was the father of Hadadezer, the Syrian king of Zobah (2 Samuel 8:3 ). Beth-rehob may have been their hometown. When the Ammonites made David angry by humiliating his officials, Ammon sent to Beth-rehob for Syrian soldiers, evidently indicating that Syria controlled the city. The town lay at the southern foot of Mount Hermon. See Rehob .
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
BETH-REHOB . A town or district near Laish ( Judges 18:28 ), whose inhabitants joined the Ammonites against David ( 2 Samuel 10:6 ). Its site is unknown.
R. A. S. Macalister.
may have been their hometown. When the Ammonites made David angry by humiliating his officials, Ammon sent to Beth-rehob
for Syrian soldiers, evidently indicating that Syria controlled the city
- A town at the northern end of the valley of the Jordan ( Numbers 13:21 , 2 Samuel 10:3 ), most probably the same as Beth-rehob
, of which the exact site is unknown
The same, probably, as Beth-rehob
(2 Samuel 10:6,8 ; Judges 18:28 ), a place in the north of Palestine (Numbers 13:21 )
- A Levitical city in Asher, Joshua 19:28 ; 21:31 , on the northern border of the Holy Land, called also Beth-rehob
, and lying in a valley south of Anti-Lebanon, not far north of Dan, Numbers 13:21 ; Judges 18:28
- Town in the vicinity of Laish in upper Galilee (Numbers 13:21 ; see Beth-rehob
- , the others being Hamath (the less), Zobah, Beth-rehob
, Maacah or Geshur
- There were probably several petty kingdoms included under Aram, as Aram-zobah, Aram Beth-rehob
, Aram Damascus, Padan-aram; all these were gradually absorbed by that of Damascus, which became the capital of all "Aram," or Syria
- Various cities in the western part of Aram gave their own names to the regions around them: as Damascus, (Aram-Dammesek,) 2 Samuel 8:6 ; Maachah, near Bashan, 1 Chronicles 19:6 ; Geshur, Joshua 12:5 2 Samuel 15:8 ; Zobah, and Beth-rehob
, 2 Samuel 10:6,8
- Other portions of Syria were also known by separate names, as Aram-maahah (1 Chronicles 19:6 ), Aram-Beth-rehob
(2 Samuel 10:6 ), Aram-zobah (2 Samuel 10:6,8 )