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Bibil Identifier bibil:245275
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Does Rehob of the Beth-Shean Valley appear in the Bible?
Author Finkelstein, Israel
Journal Biblische Notizen (Volume: 169)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language English
Pages 3-9 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Rehob in the Beth-shean Valley was a center of a Late Bronze city-state and is later mentioned in
the Sheshonq I list. Tel Rehov is one of the most prominent Bronze and Iron Ages sites in Canaan / Israel. Yet, according to the conventional wisdom Rehob is not mentioned in the Bible. Here I suggest that Rehob of 2Sam 10:6, 8 refers to the town in the Beth-shean Valley. I also propose to view these verses and the tradition regarding Hadadezer king of Zobah in 2Sam 8:3, 5, 12; 1Kgs 11:23 as a case in biblical historio-graphy, in which the author created a story from separate “memories”, that originated from different centuries.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites : Sites (Q - S) : Rehob / Tell es-Sarem
Pericopes 2 Samuel 10,6-10,8
Terms בֵּית רְחוֹב בית רחוב
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