1. A man of Beeroth
(2 Samuel 4:2)
2. one of the four Gibeonite cities
(Joshua 19:7) (Remmon)
3. A Syrian idol, mentioned only in
(2 Kings 5:18)
4. One of the "uttermost cities" of Judah, afterwards given to
(Joshua 15:21,32; 19:7; 1 Chronicles 4:32) In
(Joshua 15:32) Ain and
Rimmon are mentioned separately, but in
(Joshua 19:7; 1 Chronicles 4:32)
(Nehemiah 11:29) the two words are probably to be combined,
as forming together the name of one place, Ain-Rimmon=the spring
of the pomegranate. It has been identified with Um er-Rumamin,
about 13 miles south-west of Hebron.
5. "Rock of," to which the Benjamites fled
(Judges 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 Rummon, "on the very edge of the hill
country, with a precipitous descent toward the Jordan valley,"
supposed to be the site of Ai.