Rephaim, Valley of

Rephaim, Valley of

The broad valley or plain southwest of Jerusalem, modern Baqa. The boundary between the tribal lands of Judah and Benjamin went up the Hinnom Valley from Jerusalem, passing the northern end of the Valley of Rephaim, to the Waters of Nephtoah (springs of Lifta today), northwest of Jerusalem (Josh 15:8; Josh 18:16). The Philistines encamped in the Valley of Rephaim, and David met them there in battle (2Sam 5:18; 2Sam 5:22; 2Sam 23:13). It was known for its fertility (Isa 17:5).

Josh 15:8

8then the boundary goes up by the valley of the son of Hinnom at the southern slope of the Jebusites (that is, Jerusalem); and the boundary goes up to the top o ... View more

Josh 18:16

16then the boundary goes down to the border of the mountain that overlooks the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is at the north end of the valley of Rephaim; ... View more

2Sam 5:18

18Now the Philistines had come and spread out in the valley of Rephaim.

2Sam 5:22

22Once again the Philistines came up, and were spread out in the valley of Rephaim.

2Sam 23:13

13Towards the beginning of harvest three of the thirty chiefs went down to join David at the cave of Adullam, while a band of Philistines was encamped in the va ... View more

Isa 17:5

5And it shall be as when reapers gather standing grain
and their arms harvest the ears,
and as when one gleans the ears of grain
in the Valley of Rephaim.

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