Rhe'sa ( ῾Ρησά) is a name given in the genealogy of Christ (Lu 3:27) as that of a son of Zorobabel and father of Joanna, being evidently the same with RIPHAIAH SEE RIPHAIAH (q.v.), given in the Old. Test. (1Ch 3:19-21) as the son of Zerubbabel and father of Hananiah. Lord Hervey fancifully conjectures that Rhesa is no person, but merely the title Rosh, i.e. "prince," originally attached to the name of Zerubbabel, and gradually introduced as an independent name into the genealogy (Genealogies, etc., p. 111, 114, 356-360). SEE GENEALOGY OF JESUS CHRIST.