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Rehoboth


Reho’both (wide places, i.e., streets).

1. The third of the series of wells dug by Isaac, Gen. 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. Gen. 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. Gen. 36:37; 1 Chron. 1:48. The affix “by the river” fixes the situation of Rehoboth as on the Euphrates.