Rimmon [N] [E] [H]

(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 Numbers 33:20 ) 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 Judges 20:47 ; 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 2 Samuel 4:5 2 Samuel 4:9 )

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

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