Riblah (Rib´luh)

1 A city in the Lebanese Bekaa Valley that guarded the important international thoroughfare connecting Egypt with northern Syria and Mesopotamia. Here Pharaoh Neco II established the Egyptian headquarters following his defeat of Josiah at Megiddo in 609 BCE. Two decades later, after the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem, Nebuchadnezzar brought King Zedekiah to Riblah, killed his sons before his eyes, then blinded him and carried him off in chains to Babylon (2Kgs 25:5-7; Jer 52:9-11). Many of Judah’s leading officials were also brought to Riblah and executed at that time (2Kgs 25:19-21). 2 According to (Num 34:11), a border city on the northeast corner of the promised land (Ezek 6:14); but it is uncertain whether this is the same city as 1.

2Kgs 25:5-7

5But the army of the Chaldeans pursued the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho; all his army was scattered, deserting him.6Then they captured the ki ... View more

Jer 52:9-11

9Then they captured the king, and brought him up to the king of Babylon at Riblah in the land of Hamath, and he passed sentence on him.10The king of Babylon kil ... View more

2Kgs 25:19-21

19from the city he took an officer who had been in command of the soldiers, and five men of the king's council who were found in the city; the secretary who was ... View more

Num 34:11

11and the boundary shall continue down from Shepham to Riblah on the east side of Ain; and the boundary shall go down, and reach the eastern slope of the sea of ... View more

Ezek 6:14

14I will stretch out my hand against them, and make the land desolate and waste, throughout all their settlements, from the wilderness to Riblah. Then they shal ... View more

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