Geographic Border Locations:

Rehob/Beth Rehob

    Rehob is the name of more than one place in the Bible.  The name means "street" or "broad place".  The Rehob connected with the borders of The Promised Land was observed by the spies sent by Joshua into the Promised Land and was near the Entrance of Hamath.  There is much debate over which Rehob the spies visited in their travels.  Two cities called Rehob were both in the land allocated to the tribe of Asher, west and northwest of the Sea of Galilee.  "Beth Rehob" (house of Rehob) is an area north of the Sea of Galilee, in the valley between the Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon mountains.  This valley on the way to the entrance of Hamath, so it seems to best fit the Biblical description of this location.  


This is a list of every occurrence of the word Rehob in the Bible:

Nm 13:21
So they went up, and spied out the land from the wilderness of Zin to Rehob, to the entrance of Hamath.

Jsh 19:28,30
28 and Ebron, Rehob, Hammon, and Kanah, even to great Sidon.
30 Ummah also, and Aphek, and Rehob: twenty-two cities with their villages.

Jsh 21:31
Helkath with its suburbs, and Rehob with its suburbs; four cities.

Jdg 1:31
Asher didnít drive out the inhabitants of Acco, nor the inhabitants of Sidon, nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, nor of Helbah, nor of Aphik, nor of Rehob;

Jdg 18:28
There was no deliverer, because it was far from Sidon, and they had no dealings with any man; and it was in the valley that lies by Beth Rehob. They built the city, and lived therein.

2Sm 10:6
When the children of Ammon saw that they were become odious to David, the children of Ammon sent and hired the Syrians of Beth Rehob, and the Syrians of Zobah, twenty thousand footmen, and the king of Maacah with one thousand men, and the men of Tob twelve thousand men.

2Sm 10:8
The children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array at the entrance of the gate: and the Syrians of Zobah and of Rehob, and the men of Tob and Maacah, were by themselves in the field.

1Ch 6:75
and Hukok with its suburbs, and Rehob with its suburbs;

Neh 10:11
Mica, Rehob, Hashabiah,

 

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