And they slew the kings of Midian, beside the rest of them that were slain; namely
, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.
And all the cities of the plain, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, which reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses smote with the princes of Midian, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, which were
dukes of Sihon, dwelling in the country.
1 Chronicles 2:
And the sons of Hebron; Korah, and Tappuah, and Rekem, and Shema.
1 Chronicles 2:
And Shema begat Raham, the father of Jorkoam: and Rekem begat Shammai.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
One of the five Midianite kings whom the Israelites destroyed (Numbers 31:8 ).
One of the sons of Hebron (1 Chronicles 2:43,44 ).
A town of Benjamin (Joshua 18:27 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary
(ree' kehm) Personal and place name meaning, “maker of multicolored cloth.” 1. One of five Midianite kings whom Israel defeated in Moses' time (Numbers 31:8 ; Joshua 13:21 ). See 1 Chronicles 2:43-44 ). 3 . Ancestor of a family living in Gilead (1 Chronicles 7:16 ). 4 . Unidentified site in Benjamin (Joshua 18:27 ).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. One of Midian's five. king's slain by Israel (Numbers 31:8).
2. 1 Chronicles 2:43-44. Rehem in Joshua 18:27 is a town of Benjamin. Ain Karim, the spring W. of Jerusalem, may represent the name.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary
There were two of this name, Rekem, one of the five kings of Median, slain by Israel, Numbers 31:8 and Rekem the son of Hebron, 1 Chronicles 2:43. If from Racah, it means pain. There was a city of this name also, Joshua 18:27.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Vain pictures; divers picture
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
REKEM . 1 . One of the five kinglets of Midian slain by Moses ( Numbers 31:8 , Joshua 13:21 ). 2 . A Calebite family ( 1 Chronicles 2:43 ). 3 . A clan of Machir ( 1 Chronicles 7:16 [AV [Note: Authorized Version.] and RV [Note: Revised Version.] Rakem , but this is simply the pausal form of the Heb. name]). 4 . An unidentified city of Benjamin ( Joshua 18:27 ).
Morrish Bible Dictionary
1. King of Midian, slain by the Israelites, when Balaam was also killed. Numbers 31:8 ; Joshua 13:21 .
2. Son of Hebron. 1 Chronicles 2:43,44 .
3. City in Benjamin. Joshua 18:27 . Not identified.
- There were two of this name, Rekem
, one of the five kings of Median, slain by Israel, Numbers 31:8 and Rekem
the son of Hebron, 1 Chronicles 2:43
- (fountain ), one of the cities in the allotment of Benjamin, ( Joshua 18:26 ) only, named between hae-Cephirah and Rekem
- (1 Chronicles 2:28,32 ) ...
Son of Rekem
- The ‘son’ of Rekem
and ‘father’ of Maon ( 1 Chronicles 2:44 f
- Son of Rekem
, and father or founder of Maon
- A son of Mareshah and father of Korah, Tappuah, Rekem
, and Shema ( 1 Chronicles 2:42-43 )
- of Judah, Jerahmeelites, Rekem
(Petra), and the Hagarites, are all specified;...
(1) the Levitical and Canaanite cities are grouped together;...
(2) the cities of Judah;...
(3) Arab tribes S
Numbers, the Book of
- Six weeks thus remain for Midian's seduction of Israel, the plague (Numbers 25), the second numbering on the plains of Moab (Numbers 26), and the attack on Midian (Numbers 31), God retributively scourging the tempters by their own victims: "beside those (kings) that fell in the battle they put to death the kings of Midian (five, namely) Evi, Rekem
, Zur, Hur, and Reba" (Numbers 31:8), "Balaam also they slew" judicially, not in battle