Rechab is the name of three men in the Bible:

  • One of the two "captains of bands" whom Saul's son Ish-bosheth took into his service, and who conspired to kill him. (2 Samuel 4:2)
  • A Kenite, mentioned as the father of Jehonadab at King Jehu's time, from whom the tribe of the Rechabites derived their name.[1] Jehonadab and his people had all along become worshippers of God.
  • The father of Malchiah, ruler of part of Beth-haccerem. (Nehemiah 3:14)

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  1. ^   Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Rechab and the Rechabites" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.