RIMMON (DEITY) [Heb rimmôn (רִמֹּון)]. The name of the Syrian god in whose temple (bêt) Naaman the Syrian general goes to worship (2 Kgs 5:18). The text suggests that Naaman, now cured of leprosy and a staunch devotee of Yahweh, is under some compulsion to accompany the Syrian king in worshipping the
RIMMON (PERSON) [Heb rimmôn (רִמֹּון)]. Benjaminite, the father of Baanah and Rechab, the assassins of Ishbosheth (2 Sam 4:2, 5, 9). The identification of his home city Beeroth remains uncertain. It had been one of the Hivite towns which joined the Gibeonites in allying themselves with Israel (Josh
Rimmon (Person). 1. Benjamite of Beeroth, whose two sons, Baanah and Rechab, assassinated Ish-bosheth (2 Sm 4:2, 5, 9).2. Deity revered by the Syrians of Damascus, whose temple was frequented by Naaman, captain of the Syrian army and his master (2 Kgs 5:18).SeeSyria, Syrians.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
1. A god worshiped in the 10th and 9th cent. b.c. by the Arameans, who probably pronounced his name Ramman. His temple in Damascus is mentioned in 2 K. 5:18, where we are told that Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria or Aram (Damascus), after he was cured of leprosy by Elisha, vowed to
RIMMON (Person)1. Benjaminite of Beeroth, whose two sons, Baanah and Recab, assassinated Ishbosheth (2 Sm 4:2, 5, 9).2. Deity revered by the Syrians of Damascus, whose temple was frequented by Naaman, captain of the Syrian army, and his master (2 Kgs 5:18). SeeSyria, Syrians.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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 (2 Kings 5:18). After Naaman was cured of leprosy by the God of Israel, he asked the prophet Elisha for “two mules’
RIMMON1. A Benjamite, the father of two captains of Ishbosheth who murdered their master (2 Sam 4:2, 5–9).2. A city located in Judah’s inheritance near the town of Ain (Josh 15:32) but also in Simeon’s territory (Josh 19:7; 1 Chr 4:32). Judah and Simeon were closely connected in regard to their inheritances.
RIMMON. 1. ‘Thunderer’, a title of the storm-god Hadad (cf. *Hadad-rimmon) worshipped in Damascus. Grateful for his cure from leprosy by Elisha, the Syrian army commander Naaman requested two mule-loads of earth from Israel. He proposed to erect an altar on this soil in Rimmon’s temple so that he might
RIMMON (Heb. rimmôn, ‘pomegranate’). 1. En (Ain)-Rimmon was a place in the Negeb near Edom assigned to Simeon (Jos. 19:7; 1 Ch. 4:32) but incorporated into the Beersheba district (Jos. 15:32). Zechariah envisaged it as the S part of the high plateau seen from Jerusalem (14:10). It was settled by returning
RIMMON [rĭmˊŏn] (Heb. rimmôn “pomegranate” or “thunder”) (PERSON). An inhabitant of Beeroth in Benjamin whose two sons, Baanah and Rechab, in an attempt to gain David’s favor murdered Ishbosheth, the son of Saul, as he slept (2 Sam. 4:2, 5–12).
RIMMON The name of a Semitic god worshipped in ancient Syria. His title means “thunderer,” suggesting that Rimmon should be identified with the storm-god Hadad (Zech 12:11). Naaman the Syrian, who was cured of leprosy by Elisha and converted to the God of Israel, was concerned that as a Syrian commander
Rim´mon, a deity worshipped by the Syrians of Damascus, where there was a temple or house of Rimmon. 2 Kings 5:18. Rimmon is perhaps the abbreviated form of Hadad-rimmon, Hadad being the sun-god of the Syrians. Combining this with the pomegranate, which was his symbol, Hadad-rimmon would then be the
Rim´mon (pomegranate), the name of several towns.1. A city of Zebulun, 1 Chron. 6:77; Neh. 11:29, a Levitical city, the present Rummanneh, six miles north of Nazareth.2. A town in the southern portion of Judah, Josh. 15:3, allotted to Simeon, Josh. 19:7; 1 Chron. 4:32; probably 13 miles southwest of