Re'chab (Heb. Recchab', רֵכָב, a rider; Sept. ῾Ρηχάβ), the name of three men.
1. The first named of the two "sons of Rimmon the Beerothite," "captains of bands," who murdered Ishbosheth in his bed in order to gain favor with David, but were put to death by him, with expressions of abhorrence for their crime (2Sa 4:5-12). B.C. 1046. Josephus calls him Thannus (θάννος, Ant. 7:2, 1). The other's name was Baanah (q.v.).
2. The "father" of Jehonadab (or Jonadab, Jer 35:6), who was Jehu's companion in destroying the worshippers of Baal (2Ki 10:15,23). SEE JEHONADAB. B.C. ante 882. He was the ancestor of the Rechabites (q.v.).
3. The father of Malchiah, which latter was ruler of part of Beth-haccerem, and is named as repairing the dung-gate in the fortifications of Jerusalem under Nehemiah (Ne 3:14). B.C. ante 446.