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Bible Encyclopedias

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Rekem

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rē´kem ( רקם , reḳem , "friendship"):

(1) One of the five kings of Midian slain by the Israelites under Moses (Numbers 31:8; Joshua 13:21 (Codex Vaticanus Ῥόβοκ , Rhóbok ; Codex Alexandrinus Ῥόκομ , Rhókom )). Like his companions, he is called a "king" in Numbers, but a "prince" or "chieftain" in the passage in Josh. The two references are hardly related; both are based on an earlier tradition.

(2) Eponym of a Calebite family (1 Chronicles 2:43 ( Ῥέκομ , Rhékom ). Probably a town in Southern Judah. A town of this name is given as belonging to Benjamin (Joshua 18:27 ).

(3) A city of Benjamin, mentioned with Irpeel and Taralah (Joshua 18:27 ); the site is unknown. See also RAKEM .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Rekem'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/r/rekem.html. 1915.

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