Rimmon (Rim´uhn; Akkadian, “thunderer”; Heb., “pomegranate”)

1 A title borne by the Syrian storm god Hadad, who was worshiped in his temple in Damascus by Naaman, the Syrian army commander (2Kgs 5:18). After Naaman was cured of leprosy by the God of Israel, he set up an altar to the God of Israel in the temple of Rimmon. 2 A Benjaminite from Beeroth, father of Baanah and Rechab, the men who killed Ishbosheth and brought his head to David (2Sam 4:2; 2Sam 4:5; 2Sam 4:9). 3 En-rimmon, a town in the south of Judah given to the tribe of Simeon (Josh 19:7); in (Josh 15:32 and 1Chr 4:32) the name appears as “Ain, and Rimmon.” It was occupied by Jews returning from the exile (Neh 11:29). 4 A rock to which six hundred Benjaminites fled to escape from the Israelites (Judg 20:45-47; Judg 21:13); it is identified with a limestone hill about three miles east of Bethel, on which is the modern village of Ramun. 5 A town in Zebulun, given to the Levites (Josh 19:13).

2Kgs 5:18

18But may the Lord pardon your servant on one count: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, leaning on my arm, and I bow down in the hou ... View more

2Sam 4:2

2Saul's son had two captains of raiding bands; the name of the one was Baanah, and the name of the other Rechab. They were sons of Rimmon a Benjaminite from Bee ... View more

2Sam 4:5

5Now the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, Rechab and Baanah, set out, and about the heat of the day they came to the house of Ishbaal, while he was taking his noo ... View more

2Sam 4:9

9David answered Rechab and his brother Baanah, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, “As the Lord lives, who has redeemed my life out of every adversity,

Josh 19:7

7Ain, Rimmon, Ether, and Ashan—four towns with their villages;

Josh 15:32

32Lebaoth, Shilhim, Ain, and Rimmon: in all, twenty-nine towns, with their villages.

1Chr 4:32

32And their villages were Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Tochen, and Ashan, five towns,

Neh 11:29

29in En-rimmon, in Zorah, in Jarmuth,

Judg 20:45-47

45When they turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, five thousand of them were cut down on the main roads, and they were pursued as far as ... View more

Judg 21:13

13Then the whole congregation sent word to the Benjaminites who were at the rock of Rimmon, and proclaimed peace to them.

Josh 19:13

13from there it passes along on the east toward the sunrise to Gath-hepher, to Eth-kazin, and going on to Rimmon it bends toward Neah;

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