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Rekem (descendant of Caleb)
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Rekem, Son of Hebron
Rekem, Son of Hebron (רֶקֶם‎, reqem). A descendant of Caleb through Hebron (1 Chr 2:43–44).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Rekem (Person)
REKEM (PERSON) [Heb reqem (רֶקֶם)]. The name of three persons in the OT. In all three cases it can be argued that the “persons” were actually places, paralleled by the toponym Rekem in Josh 18:27. See REKEM (PLACE).1. A “king” of Midian (Num 31:8; Josh 13:21). The names of the five “Midianite kings”
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Rekem (Person)
Rekem (Person). 1. Prince or king of Midian killed with his four accomplices in a battle waged by Moses at the Lord’s command (Nm 31:8; Jos 13:21). Israelites living in the vicinity of Rekem’s dominion had been seduced to the worship of Baal-peor.2. Son of Hebron, a descendant of Caleb, and Shammai’s
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Rekem
2. Head of a Calebite family; son of Hebron and father of Shammai (1 Ch. 2:43f.).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Rekem (Person)
REKEM (Person)1. Prince or king of Midian killed with his four accomplices in a battle waged by Moses at the Lord’s command (Nm 31:8, Jos 13:21). Israelites living in the vicinity of Rekem’s dominion had been seduced to the worship of Baal-peor.2. Son of Hebron, a descendant of Caleb, and Shammai’s
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Rekem
Rekem (ree´kuhm).1 A Midianite king slain with four others by the Israelites on their way to Canaan (Num. 31:8; Josh. 13:21).2 The son of Hebron; he was the ancestor of a Calebite family group belonging to the tribe of Judah (1 Chron. 2:43–44).3 The grandson of Machir and Maacah; he was the ancestor
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Rekem
REKEM1. A Midianite king slain by Phinehas (Num 31:8; Josh 13:21). God brought vengeance upon Midian for corrupting Israel in pagan worship and unlawful sexual union (cf. Num 25). According to Josephus (Ant. iv. 7.1) the “Arabian nation” (Nabataeans, q.v.) called its capital city Arekem after this king,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Rekem (Person)
Rekem (Heb. reqem) (PERSON)The name of three individuals, perhaps the eponymous ancestors of clans. The names may also represent places.1. One of the five kings of Midian who were vassals of the Amorite king Sihon and who were killed by the Israelites en route to Canaan (Num. 31:18; Josh. 13:21).2.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Rekem
Re´kem (variegation).1. One of the five kings or chieftains of Midian slain by the Israelites. Num. 31:8; Josh. 13:21.2. One of the four sons of Hebron, and father of Shammai. 1 Chron. 2:43, 44.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Rekem
RE´KEM (reʹkem; “variegation”).1. One of the five Midianite kings slain by the Israelites along with Balaam (Num. 31:8; Josh. 13:21), c. 1380 b.c.2. One of the sons of Hebron and father of Shammai, of the tribe of Judah (1 Chron. 2:43–44), after 1380 b.c.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Rekem
Rekemembroidered; variegated. (1.) One of the five Midianite kings whom the Israelites destroyed (Num. 31:8).(2.) One of the sons of Hebron (1 Chr. 2:43, 44).(3.) A town of Benjamin (Josh. 18:27).
See also
Relatives
Hebron Father
Korah Brother
Shema Brother
Tahath Brother
Shammai Son
Maonite Grandson
Mesha Grandfather
Ziph Uncle
Raham Nephew