The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Alemeth (עָלֶ֫מֶת‎, alemeth). Also called Almon (עַלְמוֹן‎, almon). A city assigned to the tribe of Benjamin and located near Anathoth. It was one of the Levitical cities (Josh 21:18; 1 Chr 6:60).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Almon (Place)
ALMON (PLACE) [Heb ʿalmôn (עַלְמֹון)]. Var. ALEMETH. A city given to the descendents of Aaron the priest (Josh 21:18). BDB (p. 761) derived it from ʿlam, “conceal, hidden;” others suggest it means “sign” or “road mark.” Albright thought the meaning of the name was obscure. It is spelled Gamala in LXX,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Almon alʹmən [Heb. ‘almôn]. A Levitical city in the tribe of Benjamin (Josh. 21:18), the same as Alemeth of 1 Ch. 6:60. It is probably to be identified with Khirbet ‘Almît, NE of Anathoth.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ALMON. A Benjamite city in which the priests lived (Josh 21:18). It is also called Alemeth (1 Chr 6:60).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Almon (Heb. ʿalmôn) (also ALEMETH)A city from the tribe of Benjamin (Josh. 21:18) given to the descendants of the priest Aaron as one of the 48 levitical cities (cf. Josh. 21:1–42; 1 Chr. 6:54–81). The variant Alemeth appears in 1 Chr. 6:60 (MT 45). Almon is probably identified with modern Khirbet
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Almon [ălˊmən] (Heb. ˓almôn). A city of refuge in Benjamin (Josh. 21:18), identical to Alemeth (1 Chr. 6:60). Located in the vicinity of Anathoth, it is probably to be identified with contemporary Khirbet ˒Almît, about 2 km. (1.4 mi.) northeast of Anata.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Al´mon (concealed), a city within the tribe of Benjamin, with “suburbs” given to the priests. Josh. 21:18. [Alemeth.]
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
AL´MON (alʹmōn; “hidden”). The last named of the four priestly cities of Benjamin (Josh. 21:18; Allemeth, 1 Chron. 6:60). It is identified with the mound of Khirbet ‘Almit between Geba and Anathoth.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Almonhidden, one of the sacerdotal cities of Benjamin (Josh. 21:18), called also Alemeth (1 Chr. 6:60).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ALMON [AL mon] — a priestly town in the tribe of Benjamin (Josh 21:18), also called Alemeth (1 Chr. 6:60). It probably is to be identified with Khirbet Almit, a mound northeast of Jerusalem.
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