Cy'amon (Κυαμών; Vulgate, Chelmon), a place named only in Judith 7:3, as lying in the plain (αὐλών, A. V. "valley") over against (ἀπέναντι) Esdrelom. If by "Esdrelom" we may understand Jezreel, this description answers to the situation of the modern village Tell Kaimon, on the eastern slopes of Carmel, on a conspicuous position overlooking the Kishon and the great plain (Robinson, Later Res. p. 114; Van de Velde, Narrative, 1:330). The place was known to Eusebius (Καμμωνά) and Jerome (Cimana), and is mentioned by them in the Onomasticon (s.v. Camon, Καμών), where they identify it with CAMON, the burial-place of Jair the Gileadite (Jg 10:5). — Smith, s.v. Schultz assumes Cyamon to be identical with the modern Kumieh, south-east of Little Hermon (Zeitschr. d. morg. Ges. 3, 48); but Dr. Robinson (ut sup. p. 339) thinks this inconsistent with the true position (according to his location) of Bethulia (q.v.), and suggests that "Cyamon" may be only the Greek rendering (κύαμος) of the Hebrews name (פּוֹל, pol, a bean) corresponding to the present Fuleh, on the east side of the plain of Esdraelon, a trace of which appears in the notices of the Crusaders (Wilken, Gesch. der Kreuzz. 3, 2:231, 267). But SEE JOKNEAM.

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