Jar'muth (Heb. Yarmuth', יִרמוּת, height; Sept. Ι᾿εριμούθ), the name of two places.

1. A town in the plain of Judah (Jos 15:35), inhabited after the Babylonian captivity (Ne 11:29); originally the seat of one of the Canaanitish kings, SEE PIRAM defeated by Joshua (Jos 10:3,5,23; Jos 12:11; Jos 15:35). Eusebius (Onomast. s.v. Ι᾿εριμοῦς, also Ι᾿ερμοχώς) sets down Jarmucha or Jermus as ten Roman miles from Eleutheropolis towards Jerusalem, but elsewhere Jarmuth (s.v. Ι᾿εριμούθ, doubtless the same place) less correctly at four miles' distance, although in the neighborhood of Eshtaol, which is ten miles from Eleutheropolis. Dr. Robinson (Researches, 2, 344) identified the site as that of Yarmuk, a village about seven miles north-east of Beit-Jibrin (Schwarz, Palest. p. 85). As the name implies; it is situated on a ridge (tell Ermudor Armuth, a different pronunciation for Yarmuth: Van de Velde, Narrative, 2, 193). It is a small and poor place, but contains a few traces, in its hewn stones and ruins, of former strength and greatness (Porter, Handbook. p. 281; Van de Velde, Mienzoir, p. 324; Tobler, Dritte Wanderung, p. 120, 462)..

2. A Levitical city in the tribe of Issachar (Jos 21:29), elsewhere called REMETHῥ(Jos 19:21) and RAMOTH (1Ch 6:73). Schwarz (Palest. p. 157) supposes it was the Ramah of Samuel (1Sa 19:22), which he identifies with the modern village of Rameh, north-west of Shechem; but this place lies within the territory of Manasseh. The associated names seem to indicate a locality on the eastern edge of the plain of Esdraelon. SEE REIRETH.

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