Rimmon is the proper name for a number of people or objects in the Hebrew Bible
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  1. A man of Beeroth
    Beeroth (north)
    Beeroth was a Biblical town seven miles northwest of Jerusalem.The town was an ancient Hivite settlement, and is mentioned in Joshua 9:17, 18:25, 2 Samuel 4:2, Ezra 2:25 and Nehemiah 7:29....

     (2 Samuel
    Books of Samuel
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     4:2), one of the four Gibeonite cities. (See Joshua
    Book of Joshua
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  2. A Syria
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    n cult image
    Cult image
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    , mentioned only in 2 Kings 5:18. In Syria
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     this deity was known as “Baal
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    ” (“the Lord” par excellence), in Assyria as “Ramanu” (“the Thunderer”).
  3. One of the "uttermost cities" of Judah, afterwards given to Simeon
    Tribe of Simeon
    According to the Hebrew Bible, the Tribe of Simeon was one of the Tribes of Israel.Following the completion of the conquest of Canaan by the Israelite tribes after about 1200 BC, Joshua allocated the land among the twelve tribes...

     (Josh. 15:21, 32; 19:7; 1 Chronicles
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     4:32). In Josh. 15:32 Ain and Rimmon are mentioned separately, but in 19:7 and 1 Chr. 4:32 the two words are probably to be combined, as forming together the name of one place, Ain-Rimmon = "the spring of the pomegranate" (compare Nehemiah
    Book of Nehemiah
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     11:29). It has been identified with Um er-Rumamin, about 13 miles south-west of Hebron
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  4. The Rock of Rimmon was where the Benjamites
    Tribe of Benjamin
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     fled (Judges
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     20:45, 47; 21:13), and where they maintained themselves for four months after the fearful battle at Gibeah, in which they were almost exterminated, 600 only surviving out of about 27,000. It is the present village of Rammun
    Rammun is a Palestinian town in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate in the central West Bank, located twelve kilometers east of Ramallah and three kilometers south of Taybeh...

    , "on the very edge of the hill country, with a precipitous descent toward the Jordan valley," supposed to be the site of Ai
    Ai (Bible)
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  5. (pl.Rimmonim) The ornaments of the Torah scroll.
  6. Rimmon means a grenade
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     (also rimmon-yadh if it is specifically a hand grenade
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  7. An Israeli weekly publishing.

Literary references

  • John Milton
    John Milton
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    , "Paradise Lost", Book I

RIMMON, whose delightful Seat

Was fair DAMASCUS, on the fertil Banks

Of ABBANA and PHARPHAR, lucid streams.

He also against the house of God was bold:

A Leper once he lost and gain'd a King,

AHAZ his sottish Conquerour, whom he drew

Gods Altar to disparage and displace

For one of SYRIAN mode, whereon to burn

His odious offrings, and adore the Gods

Whom he had vanquisht.

  • Saki
    Hector Hugh Munro , better known by the pen name Saki, and also frequently as H. H. Munro, was a British writer whose witty, mischievous and sometimes macabre stories satirised Edwardian society and culture. He is considered a master of the short story and often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy...

    , "Srendi Vashtar"

The Woman indulged in religion once a week at a church near by , and took Contradin with her, but to him the church service was an alien rite in the House of Rimmon.
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