, LXX: Râijib
, Robinson, Palestine
, vol. iii. App. p. 166), a district in Bashan, E. of the lake of Gennesareth, which was given to the half-tribe of Manasseh (Dent.
3.4, 13); afterwards placed under the government of one of Solomon's purveyors. (1 Kings,
4.13.) Reland (Talaest.
p. 959) finds traces of this name in the trans-Jordanic town Ragab (Ῥαγαβά, J. AJ 12.18.5
), which Eusebius (Onomast. s. v. Argob
) places 15 M. P. west of Gerasa. Burkhardt (Travels,
p. 279) supposed that he had found the ruins of this city in those of El-Hossn
on the E. side of the lake of Gennesareth, but Mr. Bankes (Quarterly Review,
vol. xxvi. p. 389) conceives this to have been the site of Gamala.