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Jarmuth (of Judah)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jarmuth of Judah
Jarmuth of Judah (ירמות‎, yrmwt). A territory within the boundaries of the land allotted to the tribe of Judah. Not to be confused with the city of Jarmuth in Issachar (Josh 21:29), which is also called Ramoth (1 Chr 6:73) and Remeth (Josh 19:21).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jarmuth (Place)
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
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
Jarmuth
Jarmuth järʹmuth [Heb. yarmûṯ].1. A city of the Canaanites in the Shephelah of Judah (Josh. 15:35) whose king Piram joined the league of the five kings in an attempt to stop Joshua’s invasion (Josh. 10:3–5). They were defeated at Gibeon and executed at Makkedah (Josh. 10:3–5, 22–27; 12:11). After
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jarmuth
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)
Jarmuth
Jarmuth (jahr´muhth; Heb., “a height”).1 A city belonging to the tribe of Judah formerly controlled by the Amorites; Joshua killed its king and took the city (Josh. 10:3–23; 12:11; 15:35; Neh. 11:29). It is probably modern Khirbet Yarmuk, about eight miles from Beit Jibrin, south of Beth-shemesh.2
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jarmuth
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
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
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
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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Jarmuth
JARMUTH A town in southern Canaan that joined a military alliance against Israel but was overthrown by Joshua (Josh 10:3, 5, 23; 12:11). It was later listed among the cities of Judah (Josh 15:35; Neh 11:29). It is identified with modern Khirbet Yarmuk.