(Rihm' mohn) Place and divine name meaning, “pomegranate.” 1. Chief god of Syria, also called Hadad. Naaman worshiped Rimmon in Damascus (2 Kings 5:18). 2. Town allotted to tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:32) but then given to Simeon (Joshua 19:7; compare
1 Chronicles 4:32). Early translations and many modern interpreters read En-rimmon in all occurrences. It is modern Khirbet er-Ramamin two miles south of Lahav.
Zechariah 14:10 described it as the southern boundary of God's new exalted kingdom. See En-rimmon. 3. A Levitical city in Zebulun (Joshua 19:13;
1 Chronicles 6:77), probably the original reading for present Dimnah (Joshua 21:35). See Dimnah. It is present Rummaneh, six miles northeast of Nazareth. 4. A rock near Gibeah to where the people of Benjamin fled from vengeful Israelites (Judges 20:45-47), modern Rammun four miles east of Bethel. 5. Father of Rechab and Baanah, who killed Saul's son Ish-Bosheth (2 Samuel 4:2,2 Samuel 4:9).
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