Gath-rim'mon (Heb. Gath-Rimmon', גִּת9רַמּוֹן, press of the pomegranate; Sept. Γεθρεμμών, Vulgate Gethremmon), a town in the tribe of Dan (Jos 19:45), and a Levitical city (Jos 21:24; 1Ch 6:69). In the time of Eusebius and Jerome it was a very large village, "twelve miles from Diospolis as you go hence to Eleutheropolis" (Onosast. s.v. Γεθρεμμών, Gethreasmon); but the same writers also mention a Gath five Raoman miles north of Eleutberopolis towards Diospolis (ib. s.v. Γέθ, Geth). Dr. Robinson thinks them to be one place, and that the site is found in Deir Dubbasn, where are some remarkable excavations (Researches, 2:421). In that case, however, it could not have lain within the territory of Dan, which passed at a point between the two positions. The firstmentioned distance would correspond to that of the modern site Rafat, cometaining wide- spread ruins (Robinson, Researches, 3:20).

The Gath-rimmon mentioned in Jos 21:25 as being in the tribe of Manasseh, Rausner (Palistina, page 173) supposes to be another Levitical city; but Winer (Realwörterbuch, s.v. Gath) ascribes its origin to ,a maistake of the transcriber, who repeated the word from the preceding Verse. The Sept. has Ι᾿εβαθά (v.r. Βαιθσά), probably intended for the IBLEAM SEE IBLEAM (q.v.) of Jos 17:11.

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