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Rehov (occasionally spelt Rehob) was the site of an important Bronze and Iron Age Canaanite city and is the name given to Tel Rehov תל רחוב, a large earthern city mound in the Jordan Valley of Israel, approximately 5 kilometres south of Bet She'an and 3 kilometres west of the Jordan River. The site represents one of the largest ancient city mounds in Israel, its surface area comprising 120,000 mē in size, divided into an "Upper City" (40,000 mē) and a "Lower City" (80,000 mē).

Archaeological excavations have been conducted at Rehov almost every year since their inception in 1997, under the directorship of Amihai Mazar, Professor at the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and with the primary sponsorship of John Camp.

Although only recently excavated, Rehov has emerged as a site of extreme archaeological importance. The Iron Age II levels of the site, in particular, have emerged as a vitally important component in the current debate regarding the chronology of the United Monarchy of Israel. Important data has also been forthcoming regarding the Early Bronze Age, Late Bronze Age and medieval occupation of the site.

Mazar's site supervisors at Rehov have included Paul James Cowie (Area E), Robert Mullins (Areas A and B), Nava Panitz-Cohen (Area C), Amir Sumaqai-Fink (Area D), Dalit Weinblatt-Krauss (Area B) and Adi Ziv-Esudri (Areas F and G). The burden of the work is achieved each year by students and volunteers from universities and colleges in Israel, the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and several other countries.

External link

  • Tel Rehov Excavations (http://www.rehov.org) - page includes volunteer information, preliminary reports and an image gallery.

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Rehob (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia) :: Bible Tools (363 words)
Rehob is given (Numbers 13:21) as the northern limit of Israel as reached by the spies.
This would suit all the requirements of the capital, Beth-rehob, which might then be the second Rehob, assigned as part of the territory of Sidon to the tribe Asher (Joshua 19:28, Joshua 19:30; Judges 18:28).
We must, however, assign to the kingdom of Rehob a territory extending from the settlements of the Danites to the "entering in of Hamath" or to Libo (modern Leboue), i.e.
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