Raamah to Rakkon
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Horse's mane
Strong's #H7484

A man named Raamah was one of the sons of Cush which made him a descendant of Noah through Ham. Raamah is also the name of an unknown location which functioned as a gathering place for merchants.

Ezekiel 27:22

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Strong's #H7237

There are two Biblical cities named Rabbah. The first was located in the territory given to the tribe of Benjamin. The second was east of the Jordan River on a major north-south route called the King's Highway. It is this Rabbah that became the modern city of Amman which is the capital of Jordan.

Joshua 13:25, 15:60, 2Samuel 11:1, 12:26 - 29, 17:27, 1Chronicles 20:1, Jeremiah 49:2 - 3, Ezekiel 25:5, Amos 1:14

Eunuch, chief chamberlain
Strong's #H7249

Rabsaris is more of a descriptive title than a personal name. A Rabsaris (or Rab-saris) was the chief or "great" eunuch who served the king.

2Kings 18:17, Jeremiah 39:3, 13

Chief butler
Strong's #H7262

Rabshakeh was one of Assyrian King Sennacherib's officers who were sent to demand the immediate surrender of Jerusalem. The Kingdom of Judah, at the time of this demand, was ruled by King Hezekiah.

2Kings 18:17 - 37, 19:4 - 8, Isaiah 36:11 - 22, 37:4 - 8

Ewe, sheep
Strong's #H7354, #G4478

Rachel was the youngest daughter of Laban and Jacob's (Israel's) favorite wife. Jacob agreed to work seven years for Laban in order to marry her but was deceived into first marrying Rachel's older sister Leah instead. He then willing chose to work a total of fourteen years in order to wed her.

Rachel, after being healed of being barren, gave birth to Joseph. She later became the first woman recorded in the Bible as dying in childbirth when she gave birth to Benjamin.

Genesis 29:6 - 31, 30:1 - 25, 31:4 - 34, 33:1 - 7, 35:16 - 25, 46:19 - 25, 48:7, Ruth 4:11, 1Samuel 10:2, Matthew 2:18

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Rahab (Rachab)
Proud, wide, breadth, boaster, bluster
Strong's #H7343, 7293, 7294, #G4460, 4477

Rahab the harlot's name in Joshua 2:1, 3, 6:17, 23 and 25 is derived from the Hebrew word that means "proud" or "wide" (Strong's #H7343). In the King James New Testament her name is spelled Rachab in Matthew 1:5 and means "wide" as well (Strong's #G4477). Although Hebrews (Hebrews 11:31) and James (James 2:25) also refer to her, they take her name from Strong's #G4460 which, like above, also means "wide."

Matthew states Jesus' lineage through Joseph included Salmon who, with Rahab, gave birth to Boaz (Booz in the King James). It was Boaz who married Ruth and produced Obed (Ruth 4:21), a man who would become King David's grandfather.

Rahab received and assisted the spies sent by Joshua to gather information about Jericho before its destruction.

Rahab (Rachab) holds the distinction of being one of four gentile (non-Jewish) women in Jesus' lineage through Joseph (Matthew 1:5). The other gentiles in Matthew's genealogy are Thamar (1:3), Ruth (1:5) and Bathsheba (1:6).

The word Rahab recorded in Psalm 87:4 and 89:10 is derived from Strong's #H7294 meaning "breadth" or "boaster." The Rahab of Isaiah 51:9 comes from Strong's #H7293 and means "bluster" or "blusterer."

Joshua 2:1, 3, 6:17, 23, 25, Psalm 87:4, 89:10, Isaiah 51:9, Matthew 1:5, Hebrews 11:31, James 2:25

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Shore, diffusing, beach
Strong's #H7557

Rakkath was a city given to the tribe of Naphtali as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

Joshua 19:35

The temple, thinness
Strong's #H7542

Rakkon was a city given to the tribe of Dan as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

Joshua 19:46

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