Lectionary Calendar
Wednesday, February 28th, 2024
the Second Week of Lent
There are 32 days til Easter!
Attention!
Take your personal ministry to the Next Level by helping StudyLight build churches and supporting pastors in Uganda.
Click here to join the effort!

Bible Dictionaries
Rephaim

People's Dictionary of the Bible

Search for…
or
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
Prev Entry
Remphan
Next Entry
Rephidim
Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

Rephaim (rĕph'a-ĭm or re-phâ'im), Valley of. Joshua 15:8; Joshua 18:16; and translated "the valley of the giants" in the A. V., but vale of "Rephaim" in the R. V. It was one of the landmarks of the land of Judah, named after the Rephaim, or "giants," who at an early period were found on both sides of the Jordan. Comp. Genesis 14:5; Deuteronomy 3:11-13; Joshua 13:12; Joshua 17:15. David twice defeated the Philistines in this valley. 2 Samuel 5:17-25; 2 Samuel 23:13; 1 Chronicles 11:15-16; 1 Chronicles 14:9-16. The valley was noted for its fertility. Isaiah 17:5. Its position as a boundary of Judah would indicate it to have been south of the valley of Hinnom.

Bibliography Information
Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Rephaim'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​rpd/​r/rephaim.html. 1893.
adsFree icon
Ads FreeProfile