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Rechabites
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Rechabites
Rechabites (רֵכָבִי‎, rekhaviy). The descendants of the Kenite Rechab, father of Jonadab (Jehonadab; Jer 35:2–18; 2 Kgs 10:15–23). The Rechabites seem to have been known for their asceticism.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Rechabite
Rechabite. Descendants of Rechab, Jonadab’s father (Jer 35:2–18).See Rechab #2.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Rechabites
Rechabites rekʹə-bīts [Heb. rēḵāḇîm] (Jer. 35:2f, 5, 18); HOUSE OF RECHAB rē’kab [Heb. bêṯ rēḵāḇ] (1 Ch. 2:55); NEB RECHABITES. A clan of Israelites known for their devotion of Yahweh, expressed through adherence to a vow to abstain from wine and maintain a nomadic way of life (Jer. 35:5–10).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Recabite
RECABITE Descendants of Recab, Jonadab’s father (Jer 35:2–18). See Recab #2.
Rechabite
RECHAB*, RECHABITE* Alternate spelling for Recab, Recabite. See Recab; Recabite.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Rechabites
RECHABITES. With their 500-year-old Kenite ancestry (1 Ch. 2:55; Jdg. 4:17–22) and their forefather Jonadab (2 Ki. 10:15–27) who, 200 years earlier, had commanded their distinctive lifestyle, the Rechabites continued to stand for the ‘old ways’: a nomadic, ‘desert’ society which they doubtless saw as
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Rechabites
Rechabites (Heb. rēḵāḇɩ̂m)Followers of Jehonadab, who joined Jehu in his revolt against the house of Ahab (2 Kgs. 10:15–17); named after Rechab, the father or ancestor of Jehonadab. During the reign of Jehoiakim the Rechabites are described as a religiously conservative group (Jer. 35), characterized
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Rechabites
Rechabites [rĕkˊə bīts] (Heb. rēḵābîm). A people or sect in Israel commended by Jeremiah for their obedience to instructions given by Jonadab, the son of Rechab (Jer. 35). Jonadab (Jehonadab) was the “father” or founder of the Rechabites (v. 6) and supported Jehu in his rebellion against King
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Rechabites
RECHABITES An ultraconservative clan in Israel that seems to have idealized the nomadic life of the Exodus generation in the wilderness. The clan took its name from its ancestor, Rechab (cf. 1 Chr 2:55). The Rechabites were known for unwavering fidelity to Yahweh. The laws of the Rechabites were laid
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Rechabites
Rechabites. A religious group in Israel, founded by Jehonadab, the son of Rechab, who persuaded Jehu to abolish Tyrian Baal worship (2 Kings 10). The Rechabites represented a protest against Canaanite luxury and ways of living and a return to the simplicity and even asceticism of the more nomadic life.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Rechabites
RECH´ABITES (rekʹa-bīts). Descendants (assuming “father,” Jer. 35:8, to be taken literally) of Jonadab the son of Rechab. They appear in sacred history but once, as is fully told in chap. 35, their mode of life being described in vv. 6–11. Their ancestor Jonadab son of Rechab is presumably the same
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Rechabites
Rechabitesthe descendants of Rechab through Jonadab or Jehonadab. They belonged to the Kenites, who accompanied the children of Israel into Palestine, and dwelt among them. Moses married a Kenite wife (Judg. 1:16), and Jael was the wife of “Heber the Kenite” (4:17). Saul also showed kindness to the
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Rechabites
RECHABITES [REE kab ights] — a Kenite tribe founded by Jonadab, the son of Rechab (Jer. 35:1–9; Recabites, NIV). The Rechabites were convinced it was easier to live a godly life as nomads than in the settled life of the cities, where they would be tempted with idolatry and immorality. They did not drink