Salmon: Shady; or Zalmon (q.v.), a hill covered with dark forests, south of
Shechem, from which Abimelech and his men gathered wood to burn that
(Judges 9:48) In
(Psalms 68:14) the change from war to peace is
likened to snow on the dark mountain, as some interpret the expression.
Others suppose the words here mean that the bones of the slain left
unburied covered the land, so that it seemed to be white as if covered
with snow. The reference, however, of the psalm is probably to
(Joshua 11:1)ff and
(Joshua 12:1) ff The scattering of the kings and
their followers is fitly likened unto the snow-flakes rapidly falling
on the dark Salmon. It is the modern Jebel Suleiman.