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Hadadrimmon

Hadadrimmon [N] [S]

invocation to the god Rimmon
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
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Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Hadadrimmon'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

HADADRIMMON

ha-dad-rim'-on, had-ad-rim'-on (hadhadh rimmon):

A name which occurs, along with Megiddon, in Zechariah 12:11. It was long thought that this was a place in the plain of Megiddo, and that the mourning referred to was that for Josiah, slain in battle with Pharaoh-necoh (2 Kings 23:29). This last, however, was certainly at Jerusalem. Jerome (Comm. on Zec) identifies Hadadrimmon with Maximianopolis, a village near Jezreel, probably Legio, the ancient Megiddo. Possibly, however, the form "Hadadrimmon" has arisen through the combination of two divine names; and the weeping may be that for Tammuz (Ezekiel 8:14), with whom the old Semitic deity had become confused in the popular mind.

W. Ewing


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'HADADRIMMON'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.