Rimmon
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Rimmon

exalted; pomegranate

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Rimmon

(pomegranate) the name of several towns.

  1. A city of Zebulun (1 Chronicles 6:77; Nehemiah 11:29) a Levitical city, the present Rummaneh , six miles north of Nazareth.
  2. A town in the southern portion of Judah, (Joshua 15:3) allotted to Simeon, (Joshua 19:7; 1 Chronicles 4:32) probably 13 miles southwest of Hebron.
  3. Rimmon-parez (pomegranate of the breach), the name of a march-station in the wilderness. (Numbers 33:19,20) No place now known has been identified with it.
  4. Rimmon the Rock, a cliff or inaccessible natural fastness, in which the six hundred Benjamites who escaped the slaughter of Gibeah took refuge. (Judges 20:45,47; 21:13) In the wild country which lies on the east of the central highlands of Benjamin the name is still found attached to a village perched on the summit of a conical chalky hill, visible in all directions, and commanding the whole country.
  5. A Benjamite of Beeroth, the father of Rechab and Baanah, the murderers of Ish-bosheth. (2 Samuel 4:2,5,9)
ATS Bible Dictionary
Rimmon

Pomegranate,

1. A town of Palestine, near the frontier of Edom, Joshua 15:21,32 Zechariah 14:10, in the region assigned to the tribe of Simeon, Joshua 19:7 1 Chronicles 4:32 Nehemiah 11:29.

2. A town on a high chalky hill, a few miles east of Bethel, Jud 20:45-47 21:13. A village called Rummon still exists there.

3. A city of Zebulun, assigned to the Levites, Joshua 19:13; perhaps the same as Rimmono, 1 Chronicles 6:77, which may be traced in the modern village Rimmaneh, northwest of mount Tabor.

4. An unknown encampment of the Israelites in the desert, Numbers 33:19.

5. An idol of the Syrians, 2 Kings 5:18. See NAMAAN.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Pomegranate.

(1.) A man of Beeroth (2 Samuel 4:2), one of the four Gibeonite cities. (See Joshua 9:17.)

(2.) A Syrian idol, mentioned only in 2 Kings 5:18.

(3.) One of the "uttermost cities" of Judah, afterwards given to Simeon (Joshua 15:21, 32; 19:7; 1 Chronicles 4:32). In Joshua 15:32 Ain and Rimmon are mentioned separately, but in 19:7 and 1 Chronicles 4:32 (Comp. Nehemiah 11:29) the two words are probably to be combined, as forming together the name of one place, Ain-Rimmon=the spring of the pomegranate. It has been identified with Um er-Rumamin, about 13 miles south-west of Hebron.

(4.) "Rock of," to which the Benjamites fled (Judges 20:45, 47; 21:13), and where they maintained themselves for four months after the fearful battle at Gibeah, in which they were almost exterminated, 600 only surviving out of about 27,000. It is the present village of Rummon, "on the very edge of the hill country, with a precipitous descent toward the Jordan valley," supposed to be the site of Ai.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
RIMMON (1)

rim'-on:

(1) The rock Rimmon (cela` rimmon; he petra Rhemmon): The place of refuge of the 600 surviving Benjamites of Gibeah (Jeba`) who "turned and fled toward the wilderness unto the rock of Rimmon, and abode in the rock of Rimmon four months" (Judges 20:45, 47; Judges 21:13). Robinson's identification (RB, I, 440) has been very generally accepted. He found a conical and very prominent hill some 6 miles North-Northeast of Jeba` upon which stands a village called Rummon. This site was known to Eusebius and Jerome (OS 146 6; 287 98), who describe it as 15 Roman miles from Jerusalem. Another view, which would locate the place of refuge of the Benjamites in the Mugharet el jai, a large cavern on the south of the Wady Suweinit, near Jeba`, is strongly advocated by Rawnsley and Birch (see PEF, III, 137-48). The latter connects this again with 1 Samuel 14:2, where Saul, accompanied by his 600, "abode in the uttermost part of Gibeah" under the pomegranate tree (Rimmon).

(2) (rimmon; Eremmon, or Rhemmoth): A city in the Negeb, near the border of Edom, ascribed to Judah (Joshua 15:32) and to Simeon (Joshua 19:7 1 Chronicles 4:32, the King James Version "Remmon"). In Zechariah 14:10 it is mentioned as the extreme South of Judah-"from Geba to Rimmon, South of Jerusalem." In the earlier references Rimmon occurs in close association with `Ain (a spring), and in Nehemiah 11:29, what is apparently the same place, `Ain Rimmon, is called En-rimmon (which see).

(3) (rimmon (Joshua 19:13), rimmonah, in some Hebrew manuscripts dimah (see DIMNAH) (Joshua 21:35), and rimmono (1 Chronicles 6:77)): In the King James Version we have "Remmon-methoar" in Joshua 19:13, but the Revised Version (British and American) translates the latter as "which stretcheth." This was a city on the border of Zebulun (Joshua 19:13) allotted to the Levites (Joshua 21:35, "Dimnah"; 1 Chronicles 6:77). The site is now the little village of Rummaneh on a low ridge South of the western end of the marshy plain el Battauf in Galilee; there are many rock-cut tombs and cisterns. It is about 4 miles North of el Mesh-hed, usually considered to be the site of Gath-hepher. See PEF, I, 363, Sh VI.

E. W. G. Masterman

RIMMON (2)

(rimmon, "pomegranate"; see RIMMON-PEREZ):

(1) A Syrian god. Naaman the Syrian leper after being cured is troubled over the fact that he will still have to bow down in the house of the Syrian god, Rimmon, when his master goes into the house to worship leaning on his hand (2 Kings 5:18). Elisha answers him ambiguously: "Go in peace." Judging from Naaman's position and this incident, Rimmon must have been one of the leading gods of the Syrians worshipped in Damascus. He has been identified with Rammanu, the Assyrian god of wind, rain and storm. The name appears in the Syrian personal names HADADRIMMON and TABRIMMON (which see) and its meaning is dubious (ramamu, "to thunder" (?))

(2) A Benjamite of Beeroth, whose sons Baanah and Rechab assassinated Ish-bosheth (2 Samuel 4:2, 5, 9).

Nathan Isaacs

RIMMON, ROCK OF

See RIMMON, (1).

Strong's Hebrew
5884. En Rimmon -- "spring of a pomegranate," a place in Judah
En Rimmon. 5883, 5884. En Rimmon. 5885 . "spring of a pomegranate," a
place in Judah. Transliteration: En Rimmon Phonetic Spelling ...
/hebrew/5884.htm - 6k

7428. Rimmon Parets -- "pomegranate of the breach," a place in the ...
Rimmon Parets. 7427, 7428. Rimmon Parets. 7429 . "pomegranate of the breach,"
a place in the desert. Transliteration: Rimmon Parets ...
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1667. Gath-rimmon -- "wine press of a pomegranate," two places in ...
Gath-rimmon. 1666, 1667. Gath-rimmon. 1668 . "wine press of a pomegranate,"
two places in Palestine. Transliteration: Gath-rimmon ...
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7416. rimmon -- a pomegranate
rimmon or rimmon. 7415, 7416. rimmon or rimmon. 7417 . a pomegranate.
Transliteration: rimmon or rimmon Phonetic Spelling: (rim ...
/hebrew/7416.htm - 6k

7417a. Rimmon -- a Syrian god
... 7417, 7417a. Rimmon. 7417b . a Syrian god. Transliteration: Rimmon Short
Definition: Rimmon. Word Origin from the same as remiyyah ...
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7417c. Rimmon -- the name of several places in Isr.
Rimmon or Rimmono. 7417b, 7417c. Rimmon or Rimmono. 7418 . the name of several
places in Isr. Transliteration: Rimmon or Rimmono Short Definition: Rimmon. ...
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7417b. Rimmon -- a Benjamite
... 7417a, 7417b. Rimmon. 7417c . a Benjamite. Transliteration: Rimmon Short
Definition: Rimmon. Word Origin from the same as remiyyah ...
/hebrew/7417b.htm - 5k

2886. Tabrimmon -- perhaps "Rimmon is good," father of Benhaddad ...
... perhaps "Rimmon is good," father of Benhaddad, king of Aram (Syria). Transliteration:
Tabrimmon Phonetic Spelling: (tab-rim-mone') Short Definition: Tabrimmon. ...
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7417. Rimmown -- a Syrian god
... 7416, 7417. Rimmown. 7417a . a Syrian god. Transliteration: Rimmown Phonetic
Spelling: (rim-mone') Short Definition: Remmon. Remmon, Rimmon ...
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1910. Hadadrimmon -- probably a heathen god
... Hadadrimmon. Word Origin from Hadad and Rimmon Definition probably a heathen
god NASB Word Usage Hadadrimmon (1). Hadad-rimmon. From ...
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Library

Naaman's Imperfect Faith
... In this thing the Lord pardon thy servant, that when my master goeth into the house
of Rimmon to worship there, and he leaneth on my hand, and I bow myself in ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/naamans imperfect faith.htm

Gehazi
... Now what have we in this narrative? When the prophet permitted Naaman to bow in
the temple of Rimmon he did very right, say the chorus of commentators. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/milligan/men of the bible some lesser-known/gehazi.htm

Naaman
... In this thing the Lord pardon thy servant, that when my master goeth into the house
of Rimmon to worship there, and he leaneth on my hand, and I bow myself in ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 20 naaman.htm

A Little Maid
... not only a well, but a better man, and to teach him that there were other things
to be thought of than great rivers, and fine cities, and temples of Rimmon. ...
/.../wells/bible stories and religious classics/a little maid.htm

Divers Matters.
... The word Gophna is derived from the vineyards. VIII. "The valley of Rimmon."""Seven
elders came together to intercalate the year in the valley of Rimmon ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 55 divers matters.htm

Naaman Cured.
... But Naaman . foresaw that, as hitherto, he would still be expected to enter
the temple of the god Rimmon when his master went to worship. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/dods/how to become like christ/naaman cured.htm

Babylonia and Assyria
... was driven back to Assyria, where he was imprisoned and murdered by his son, and
the old line of Kassite princes was restored in the person of Rimmon-sum-uzur. ...
/.../early israel and the surrounding nations/chapter vi babylonia and assyria.htm

Appendix ii.
... the battle took Kadutis, a great city of Syria." Magdolos is probably Megiddo, unless
it stands for Megdel, which, as well as Rumman (= Hadad-rimmon, the scene ...
//christianbookshelf.org/smith/jeremiah/appendix ii.htm

Exile: Appeals for a Phinehas, and a Jehu: 1554
... detested the idea of a female monarch. Might they "bow down in the House
of Rimmon" by a feigned conformity? Knox, in a letter to the ...
/.../lang/john knox and the reformation/chapter v exile appeals for.htm

Costly and Fatal Help
... He welcomed Baal, Moloch, Rimmon, and many more with an indiscriminate eagerness
that would have been ludicrous if it had not been tragical. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/costly and fatal help.htm

Thesaurus
En-rimmon (2 Occurrences)
En-rimmon. Enrimmon, En-rimmon. En-rim'mon . Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia EN-RIMMON. en-rim'-on (`en-rimmon, "the fountain ...
/e/en-rimmon.htm - 7k

Rimmon (22 Occurrences)
... In Joshua 15:32 Ain and Rimmon are mentioned separately, but in 19:7 and 1 Chronicles
4:32 (Comp. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. RIMMON (1). ...
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Rimmon-perez (2 Occurrences)
Rimmon-perez. Rimmonperez, Rimmon-perez. Rim'mon-per'ez . Int. Standard
Bible Encyclopedia RIMMON-PEREZ. rim-mon-pe'-rez ...
/r/rimmon-perez.htm - 7k

Gath-rimmon (4 Occurrences)
Gath-rimmon. Gathrimmon, Gath-rimmon. Gath-rim'mon . Easton's Bible Dictionary
Press of the pomegranate. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. GATH-RIMMON. ...
/g/gath-rimmon.htm - 9k

Rimmon-parez (2 Occurrences)
Rimmon-parez. Rimmonparez, Rimmon-parez. Rimmonperez . Easton's Bible
Dictionary ... Multi-Version Concordance Rimmon-parez (2 Occurrences). ...
/r/rimmon-parez.htm - 7k

Rimmon-methoar (1 Occurrence)
Rimmon-methoar. Rimmonah, Rimmon-methoar. Rimmono . Multi-Version
Concordance Rimmon-methoar (1 Occurrence). Joshua ...
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Pene-rimmon (1 Occurrence)
Pene-rimmon. Penehahiroth, Pene-rimmon. Penetrate . Multi-Version
Concordance Pene-rimmon (1 Occurrence). Isaiah 10:28 ...
/p/pene-rimmon.htm - 6k

Hadad-rimmon (1 Occurrence)
Hadad-rimmon. Hadadrimmon, Hadad-rimmon. Hadadrim'mon . Easton's Bible Dictionary ...
W. Ewing. Multi-Version Concordance Hadad-rimmon (1 Occurrence). ...
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Enrimmon (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia EN-RIMMON. en-rim'-on (`en-rimmon, "the
fountain of Rimmon" (see RIMMON), or perhaps "the spring ...
/e/enrimmon.htm - 7k

Ain (6 Occurrences)
... to the tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:32) but later to Simeon (Joshua 19:7). The fact
that it is several times named in immediate connection with Rimmon has lent ...
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Concordance
Rimmon (22 Occurrences)

Numbers 33:19
They traveled from Rithmah, and encamped in Rimmon Perez.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Numbers 33:20
They traveled from Rimmon Perez, and encamped in Libnah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Joshua 15:32
Lebaoth, Shilhim, Ain, and Rimmon. All the cities are twenty-nine, with their villages.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 19:7
Ain, Rimmon, Ether, and Ashan; four cities with their villages;
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 19:13
From there it passed along eastward to Gath Hepher, to Ethkazin; and it went out at Rimmon which stretches to Neah.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 19:45
Jehud, Bene Berak, Gath Rimmon,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Joshua 21:24
Aijalon with its suburbs, Gath Rimmon with its suburbs; four cities.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Joshua 21:25
Out of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Taanach with its suburbs, and Gath Rimmon with its suburbs; two cities.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 20:45
They turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon: and they gleaned of them in the highways five thousand men, and followed hard after them to Gidom, and struck of them two thousand men.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 20:47
But six hundred men turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, and abode in the rock of Rimmon four months.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 21:13
The whole congregation sent and spoke to the children of Benjamin who were in the rock of Rimmon, and proclaimed peace to them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 4:2
Ishbosheth, Saul's son, had two men who were captains of bands: the name of the one was Baanah, and the name of the other Rechab, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, of the children of Benjamin (for Beeroth also is reckoned to Benjamin:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 4:5
The sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, Rechab and Baanah, went, and came about the heat of the day to the house of Ishbosheth, as he took his rest at noon.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 4:9
David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said to them, "As Yahweh lives, who has redeemed my soul out of all adversity,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 5:18
In this thing may Yahweh pardon your servan: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon. When I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, may Yahweh pardon your servant in this thing."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 4:32
Their villages were Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and Tochen, and Ashan, five cities;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 6:69
and Aijalon with its suburbs, and Gath Rimmon with its suburbs;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 6:77
To the rest of the Levites, the sons of Merari, were given, out of the tribe of Zebulun, Rimmono with its suburbs, Tabor with its suburbs;
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Nehemiah 11:29
and in En Rimmon, and in Zorah, and in Jarmuth,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Isaiah 10:27
And in that day the weight which he put on your back will be taken away, and his yoke broken from off your neck.
(See RSV)

Zechariah 12:11
In that day there will be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Zechariah 14:10
All the land will be made like the Arabah, from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; and she will be lifted up, and will dwell in her place, from Benjamin's gate to the place of the first gate, to the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananel to the king's winepresses.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Rimmon

Rimmon: A City of the Tribe of Zebulun

Rimmon: A City of the Tribe of Zebulun: Called Remmon-Methoar

Rimmon: A City South of Jerusalem

Rimmon: A City South of Jerusalem: Allotted to the Tribe of Judah

Rimmon: A City South of Jerusalem: Also Called En-Rimmon

Rimmon: A City South of Jerusalem: Called Remmon

Rimmon: A City South of Jerusalem: Later Alloted to the Tribe of Simeon

Rimmon: A Rock in the Territory of the Tribe of Benjamin

Rimmon: A Syrian Idol

Rimmon: Father of the Murderers of Ish-Bosheth

Related Terms

Rimmon (22 Occurrences)

Rimmon-perez (2 Occurrences)

Gath-rimmon (4 Occurrences)

Rimmon-parez (2 Occurrences)

Rimmon-methoar (1 Occurrence)

Pene-rimmon (1 Occurrence)

Hadad-rimmon (1 Occurrence)

Enrimmon (1 Occurrence)

Ain (6 Occurrences)

Gath-rim'mon (4 Occurrences)

Rimmonperez

Neah (1 Occurrence)

Pomegranate (11 Occurrences)

Baanah (10 Occurrences)

Rechab (13 Occurrences)

Remmonmethoar (1 Occurrence)

Remmon-methoar (1 Occurrence)

Leaning (11 Occurrences)

Leans (7 Occurrences)

Leaneth (6 Occurrences)

Rim'mon-per'ez (2 Occurrences)

Propitious (12 Occurrences)

Prostrate (25 Occurrences)

Ba'anah (9 Occurrences)

Beerothite (4 Occurrences)

Supported (43 Occurrences)

Servan (1 Occurrence)

Pasturelands (42 Occurrences)

Pardon (31 Occurrences)

Enters (44 Occurrences)

Captivity (141 Occurrences)

Gathrimmon (4 Occurrences)

Bowing (35 Occurrences)

Gath (44 Occurrences)

Hadadrimmon (1 Occurrence)

Suburbs (75 Occurrences)

Unwalled (39 Occurrences)

Libnah (18 Occurrences)

Grass-lands (42 Occurrences)

Recab (12 Occurrences)

Rimmonparez (2 Occurrences)

Eth-kazin (1 Occurrence)

Etam (5 Occurrences)

En-rim'mon (1 Occurrence)

Ethkazin (1 Occurrence)

Dimnah (1 Occurrence)

Perez (19 Occurrences)

Be-er'othite (2 Occurrences)

Benjamites (24 Occurrences)

Ai'jalon (10 Occurrences)

Aijalon (10 Occurrences)

A'in (4 Occurrences)

Ajalon (10 Occurrences)

Ashan (5 Occurrences)

Bent (107 Occurrences)

Hadad (38 Occurrences)

Pasture (120 Occurrences)

Ishbosheth (13 Occurrences)

En (19 Occurrences)

Forgive (81 Occurrences)

Ish-bosheth (14 Occurrences)

Gods (310 Occurrences)

Rock (176 Occurrences)

Villages (106 Occurrences)

Camped (100 Occurrences)

Arm (110 Occurrences)

Months (65 Occurrences)

Encamped (115 Occurrences)

Fled (181 Occurrences)

Geba (22 Occurrences)

Flee (187 Occurrences)

Remmon (1 Occurrence)

Rim (18 Occurrences)

Lands (226 Occurrences)

Traveled (104 Occurrences)

Encamp (108 Occurrences)

Abode (112 Occurrences)

Journeyed (111 Occurrences)

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