Rechabites


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Rechabites

(rē`kəbīts), in the Bible, a family that practiced asceticism. Organized by Jonadab, who helped Jehu purge Israel of the Baal cult, they drank no wine, built no houses, sowed no seed, planted no vines, and lived in tents. The Rechabites were apparently related to the Kenites.

Rechabites

pastoral people who abstained from all wines. [O.T.: Jeremiah 35:5–19]
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