Rehoboth-ir (Ri-hoh´both-ihr´; Heb., “[the] open places of [the] city,” or “city plazas,” as, e.g., in Lam 2:12)

A place built by Nimrod (in Gen 10:1). It is thus to be interpreted either as an otherwise unknown city between Nineveh and Calah or as a district of Nineveh. There are similar Akkadian expressions that support the latter interpretation.

Gen 10:1

Nations Descended from Noah
1These are the descendants of Noah's sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth; children were born to them after the flood.

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