rehoboth

Rehovot

[ruh-hoh-voht]
noun
a town in central Israel, SE of Tel Aviv.
Also, Rehovoth, Rehoboth [ruh-hoh-boht] .
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Rehoboth
Heb. Rehobhoth, lit. "wide places" (Gen. xxvi.22).
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Rehoboth definition


broad places. (1.) A well in Gerar dug by Isaac (Gen. 26:22), supposed to be in Wady er-Ruheibeh, about 20 miles south of Beersheba. (2.) An ancient city on the Euphrates (Gen. 36:37; 1 Chr. 1:48), "Rehoboth by the river." (3.) Named among the cities of Asshur (Gen. 10:11). Probably, however, the words "rehoboth'ir" are to be translated as in the Vulgate and the margin of A.V., "the streets of the city," or rather "the public square of the city", i.e., of Nineveh.

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rehoboth

town, central Namibia. The town is located about 52 miles (84 km) south of Windhoek, the national capital, and lies on the banks of the dry, sandy bed of the Rehoboth River at an elevation of 4,544 feet (1,385 metres). Rehoboth is situated in an arid, sparsely populated region within the Central Highland, the physiography of which is characterized by rugged, stony hills and sand-filled valleys. Several areas around Rehoboth are well suited for the grazing of Karakul sheep and dairy cattle; limited amounts of corn (maize), wheat, and other grains are sometimes grown.

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