Arumah

Aru'mah (Heb. Arumah', אֲרוּמָה, prob. for Rumah, with א prosthetic; Sept. Α᾿ρημά), a city apparently near Shechem, in which Abimelech the son of Gideon resided (Jg 9:41). It has been conjectured that the word in ver. 31, בּתָרמָה, rendered "privily," and in the margin " at Tormah," may signify " at Arumah" by changing the ת to an א. It seems to be confounded with Rumah (2Ki 23:36) by Euseb. and Jerome, who state (Onomast. s.v. Ruma) that it (Α᾿ρίμ, 'Arima) was then called Remphis or

Arimathceal The suggestion of Van de Velde (Memoir, p. 288) appears to be correct that it is represented by the modern ruin ElOrmah, on the brow of a mountain S.E. of Shechem.

Bible concordance for ARUMAH.

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

 
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