Jarmuth (of Issachar)
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
JARMUTH (PLACE) [Heb yarmût (יַרְמוּת)]. The name of 2 towns in ancient Israel.1. A town of Issachar which was allotted to the Gershonite family of the Levites as part of their inheritance (Josh 21:29). In a parallel list of the Levitical cities (1 Chr 6:57–58—Eng 6:72–73) the order of the towns appears
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jarmuth. 1. Fortified city in the northern part of the Shephelah given to Judah’s tribe for an inheritance (Jos 15:35). It was one of five Amorite cities that banded together to attack Gibeon after they had made peace with Joshua and Israel (Jos 10:3, 5, 23; 12:11). Jarmuth was reinhabited after the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
JARMUTH1. Fortified city in the northern part of the Shephelah given to Judah’s tribe for an inheritance (Jos 15:35). It was one of five Amorite cities that banded together to attack Gibeon after they had made peace with Joshua and Israel (10:3–5). Jarmuth was reinhabited after the exile by people of
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
JARMUTH1. A city of the Canaanites in the Shephelah whose king was defeated, captured, and slain by Joshua (Josh 10:3, 5, 23; 12:11). After its capture it was assigned to Judah (Josh 15:35) and was inhabited after the captivety (Neh 11:29). It is identified with modern Khirbet Yarmuk, about eight miles
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
JARMUTH (Heb. yarmûṯ). 1. Tel Yarmut (Khirbet Yarmuk), in a commanding position above the Wadi Surar 5 km S of Beth-shemesh. Late Bronze walls and pottery indicate occupation of 6–8 acres by a population of 1,500–2,000 before the Israelite invasion, when Jarmuth was a leading Amorite city. See Jos.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jarmuth (Heb. yarmûṯ)1. A city in Judah (Khirbet el-Yarmûk/Tel Jarmuth; 147124), located ca. 5 km. (3 mi.) S of Beth-shemesh and 26 km. (16 mi.) SW of Jerusalem on the E edge of the Shephelah. Its king Piram joined Amorite kings in an attack on Gibeon (Josh. 10:1–27). After being pursued southward
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
JARMUTH a) A town in the Plain (Josh. 15:35). It was a Canaanite city-state and appears on one of the Tell el-Hesi tablets (Inscriptions) in the form of Ia-ra-muti. Its king, Piram, took part in the war of the kings of the Amorites against Gibeon and was killed in battle (Josh. 10:3–5). The town was