Rechab (Ree´kab)

1 The son of Rimmon who, with his brother Baanah, was a captain of Ishbosheth’s bands. After Abner’s death, the two brothers murdered Ishbosheth and brought his head to David, whom they expected to be pleased; instead, David had the brothers executed (2Sam 4). 2 An ancestor of Jehonadab (Jonadab), a Kenite (1Chr 2:55) who supported Jehu’s coup (2Kgs 10:15). Toward the end of Jehu’s monarchy (ca. 816 BC), a group of his followers called “Rechabites” came to Jerusalem to escape Nebuchadnezzar’s invasion. They apparently lived in tents, avoided agriculture, and drank no wine in accordance with the principles of Jehonadab. Jeremiah cited them as an example of fidelity to prior commitments, in contrast to the unfaithful Judeans. Although Judah had therefore to be punished for its infidelity, Jeremiah assured the Rechabites that there would always be a descendant of Jonadab (Jer 35).

2Sam 4

Ishbaal Assassinated
1When Saul's son Ishbaal heard that Abner had died at Hebron, his courage failed, and all Israel was dismayed.2Saul's son had two captains ... View more

1Chr 2:55

55The families also of the scribes that lived at Jabez: the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and the Sucathites. These are the Kenites who came from Hammath, fathe ... View more

2Kgs 10:15

15When he left there, he met Jehonadab son of Rechab coming to meet him; he greeted him, and said to him, “Is your heart as true to mine as mine is to yours?” J ... View more

Jer 35

The Rechabites Commended
1The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord in the days of King Jehoiakim son of Josiah of Judah:2Go to the house of the Rechabites, ... View more

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