Rehoboth (Ri-hoh´both; Heb., “broad places”)

A place-name in the OT. 1 Isaac’s servants dug a well and called it Rehoboth, because they found respite from their quarrels over water rights with the herdsmen of Gerar (Gen 26:22). The site is most often identified with modern Ruheibeh, southwest of Beer-sheba. 2 Rehoboth-on-the-River is the home of Shaul (Gen 36:37; 1Chr 1:48), one of the early kings of Edom (Gen 36:31). The river is possibly the brook Zered rather than the Euphrates. The site itself is unidentified.

Gen 26:22

22He moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it; so he called it Rehoboth, saying, “Now the Lord has made room for us, and we shall ... View more

Gen 36:37

37Samlah died, and Shaul of Rehoboth on the Euphrates succeeded him as king.

1Chr 1:48

48When Samlah died, Shaul of Rehoboth on the Euphrates succeeded him.

Gen 36:31

31These are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom, before any king reigned over the Israelites.

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