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Beth Rapha

BETH RAPHA (bĕth' rā'fa, Heb. bêth rāphā). Son of Eshton in the genealogy of Judah (1Chr.4.12).


BETH-RAPHA bĕth rā’ fə (בֵּ֤ית רָפָא, LXX Βαθρεφα, house of a giant [?]). A clan descended from Eshton in the genealogy of Judah (1 Chron 4:12). The word Rapha with the article (הָרָפָֽא, is tr. in the plural as “giants” (1 Chron 20:6, 8).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

The name occurs only in the genealogical list in 1Ch 4:12. It does not seem possible now to associate it with any particular place or clan.