name of a Syrian god who had a temple at Damascus called the house of Rimmon, a symbol of the sun, or of the fertilising power of nature.

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  • Rimmon — (Hebrew pomegranate ) is the proper name for a number of people or objects in the Hebrew Bible: Torah with rimmonim A man of Beeroth (2 Samuel 4:2), one of the four Gibeonite cities. (See Joshua 9:17.) A Syrian cult image, mentioned only in 2… …   Wikipedia

  • RIMMON — RIMMON, apparently an epithet used in Damascus for the chief Aramean god, Baal Hadad. Naaman and his master, the king of Syria, are said to have worshiped in the Temple of Rimmon (II Kings 5:18). Akkadian texts equate the Mesopotamian weather god …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Rimmon [1] — Rimmon, der männliche Hauptgott der Damascener …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Rimmon [2] — Rimmon, 1) Stadt in Südpalästina, früher zum Stamm Juda gehörig, später dem Stamm Simeon abgetreten; 2) Levitenstadt im Stamm Sebulon, nördlich von Nazareth; j. Rumaneh; 3) Veste bei Gibea, Zufluchtsort der Benjaminiten nach ihrer Niederlage… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Rimmon —    Pomegranate.    1) A man of Beeroth (2 Sam. 4:2), one of the four Gibeonite cities. (See Josh. 9:17.)    2) A Syrian idol, mentioned only in 2 Kings 5:18.    3) One of the uttermost cities of Judah, afterwards given to Simeon (Josh. 15:21, 32; …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Rimmon —    FALLEN ANGEL. Rimmon means “exalted” or “roarer” in Hebrew. Originally, Rimmon was an Aramaic deity and Syrian idol. In Babylonian and Semite lore, he was the god of thunder and storms. As a DEMON, he is infernal ambassador to Russia …   Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

  • Rimmon — The name of a Syrian god worshipped by Naaman in Damascus (2 Kgs. 5:18) but not in the end exclusively, since he had to share temple space with Yahweh after Naaman had been cured of leprosy by Elisha. Rimmon was also the name of a place south of… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Rimmon Perez — or Rimmon Parez ( he. רִמֹּן פָּרֶץ) is one of the stations of the Israelites in the wilderness during the Exodus.The name means a pomegranate breach , or Rimmon of the breach .It may be the modern place Makhtesh Ramon; Arabic: Wadi er Rummun,… …   Wikipedia

  • RIMMON-PEREZ — (Heb. רִמֹּן פֶּרֶץ), an encampment of the Israelites in the wilderness of Sinai, situated between Rithmah and Libnah (Num. 33:19–20). The location of the camp depends upon the view taken of the route of the exodus . Those following the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Rimmon-parez —    A pomegranate breach, or Rimmon of the breach, one of the stations of the Israelites in the wilderness (Num. 33:19, 20) …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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