Jarmuth

Jarmuth [N] [H] [S]

height.

  • A town in the plain of Judah ( Joshua 15:35 ), originally the residence of one of the Canaanitish kings ( Joshua 10:3 Joshua 10:5 Joshua 10:23 ). It has been identified with the modern Yarmuk, a village about 7 miles north-east of Beit-Jibrin.

  • A Levitical city of the tribe of Issachar ( Joshua 21:29 ), supposed by some to be the Ramah of Samuel ( 1 Samuel 19:22 ).

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    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Jarmuth". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Jarmuth [N] [E] [S]

    fearing
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Jarmuth'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Jarmuth [N] [E] [H]

    (high ).

    1. A town in the low country of Judah. ( Joshua 16:35 ) Its king, Piram, was one of the five who conspired. to punish Gibeon for having made alliance with Israel, ( Joshua 10:3 Joshua 10:5 ) and who were routed at Beth-horon and put to death by Joshua at Makkedah. ver. 33. Its site is probably the modern Yarmuk .
    2. A city of Issachar allotted with its suburbs to the Gershonite Levites. ( Joshua 21:29 )

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    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Jarmuth'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    JARMUTH

    jar'-muth (yarmuth:

    (1) A city of the Canaanites in the Shephelah (Joshua 15:35) of Judah whose "king," Piram, joined the league of the "five kings" against Joshua (Joshua 10:3-5), was defeated at Gibeon and slain at Makkedah (10:23). One of the 31 "kings" defeated in Joshua' s campaign (Joshua 12:11). In Joshua 15:35 it is mentioned in conjunction with Adullam, Socoh and Azekah, and in Nehemiah 11:29 with Zorah, Zanoah and Adullam. Cheyne (Encyclopedia Biblica) suggests that the "Maroth" of Micah 1:12 may be a copyist's error for Jarmuth. In Eusebius, Onomasticon (OS2 132 31; 266 38) mention is made of a Iermochos, or Jermucha, 10 Roman miles Northeast of Eleutheropolis (Beit Jibrin), The site of this once important place is Khirbet el Yarmuk, a ruin, with many old walls and cisterns, on the top of a hill 1,465 ft. above sealevel. It is nearly 2 miles Northwest of Belt Nattif, from which it is visible, and 8 1/2 miles, as measured on map, N.N.E. of Belt Jibrin. Compare PEF, III, 128, Sh XVIII.

    (2) A city of Issachar belonging to the "children of Gershon, of the families of the Levites" (Joshua 21:29); in the duplicate list in 1 Chronicles 6:73 we have Ramoth, while in the Septuagint version of Joshua 21:29 we have, in different VSS, Rhemmath or Iermoth. In Joshua 19:21 "Remeth" occurs (in Hebrew) in the lists of cities of Issachar; in the Septuagint Rhemmas or Rhamath. The name was probably "Remeth" or "Ramoth," but the place has never been identified with any certainty.

    See RAMOTH.

    E. W. G. Masterman


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