RIMMON ( = "pomegranate"):


Town of the tribe of Zebulun, on the northeast frontier (Josh. xix. 13, R. V.); the Septuagint renders it, more correctly, "Rimonah." Probably it is identical with the Levite city of Rimmon (R. V. "Rimmono"; I Chron. vi. 77), which was given to the children of Merari, and which, misspelled "Dimnah," is probably referred to in Josh. xxi. 35. It would, in the latter case, correspond to the present Al-Rummanah, on the southern edge of the plain of Al-Baṭṭof, about 10 kilometers north of Nazareth, where traces of old buildings are found.

2. Sela' ha-Rimmon:

Place, in the desert east of the territory of Benjamin, where 600 defeated Benjamites found refuge ("the rock Rimmon"; Judges xx. 47, xxi. 13). It corresponds, perhaps, to the present village of Rimman, mentioned by Eusebius, and lying 18 kilometers northeast of Jerusalem.

3. En-rimmon:

City of Judah, referred to in Neh. xi. 29. It is mentioned also in Josh. xv. 32, xix. 7 (R. V.), and I Chron. iv. 32, as is shown by the Septuagint readings "Eromoth" and "Eremmon" and by the "Erembon" of the "Onomasticon" of Eusebius, although in these passages the Hebrew text mentions Ain and Rimmon separately. According to Josh. xv. 32, the city was included in the territory of Judah, although Josh. xix. 7 places it in that of Simeon. In Zech. xiv. 10 it is designated, under the name of "Rimmon," as the southern limit of the mountain district. According to Eusebius, the city lay sixteen Roman miles south of Eleutheropolis (Baet Jibrin); it is represented, therefore, by the modern Al-Ramamin, 27 kilometers southeast of Baet Jibrin.

4. Rimmon-parez:

One of the encampments of the Israelites during the journey in the desert (Num. xxxiii. 19 et seq.).

E. G. H. I. Be.
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