Ham'mon (Heb. Chammon', חִמּוֹן , warm; Sept. Α᾿μών and Χαμών), the name of two places.

1. A town in the tribe of Asher, mentioned between Rehob and Kanah (Jos 19:28). Dr. Robinson quotes the suggestion of Schultz as possible, that it may be the ruined town Hamul, at the head of a wady of the same name which comes down to the Mediterranean just north of En- Nakurah, somewhat south of Tyre (new ed. of Researches, 3, 66). Schwarz thinks it is identical with a village Hamani, situated, according to him, two miles south by east of Tyre (Palest. p. 192); probably the place marked on Zimmerman's and Van de Velde's Maps as Hunnaweh. The scriptural text, however, would seem to indicate a position on the northern boundary, about midway between Naphtali (at Rehob) and Sidon. Hence Knobel (Erklar. ad loc.) connects it with the village Hammana, on a wady of the same name east of Beirut, where there is now a Maronite monastery (Seetzeln, 1, 260); but this, again, is too far north (Keil, in Keil and Delitzsch, ad loc.). Van de Velde (Memoir and Map) adopts the first of the above sites, which, although neither the name nor the situation exactly agrees, is perhaps the best hitherto suggested.

2. A Levitical city of Naphtali, assigned, with its suburbs, to the descendants of Gershom (1Ch 6:76). Schwarz (Palest. p. 183) not improbably conjectures that it is the same with HAMMATH (Jos 19:51). SEE HAMBIOTH-DOR (Jos 21:32).

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