Lah'mam (Heb. Lachmas', לִחמָס, prob. an erroneous reading for Lachmam', לִחמָם, their bread, which is read in some MSS., and which the Vulg. and Auth.Vers. follow, Septuag. Λαμάς,Vulg. Lehemam), a city in the plain of Judah, mentioned between Cabbon and Kithlish (Jos 15:40), probably situated among the Philistines west of the Highlands of Judaea. A writer in Fairbairn's Dictionary, s.v., by a series of arguments resting essentially upon the insecure foundation of the mere order of the names in Joshua, seeks to identify Lahmam with the el-Humam mentioned by Smith in the list in Robinson's Researches (iii, Append. p. 119); but of this place there is no other trace save perhaps the name Tell-Imamn on Zimmerman's Map, some six miles to the S.E. of the vicinity of the other associated names, and apparently out of the bounds of the group, if not of the tribe itself. Lahmam is possibly the present Beit-Lehia, a short distance N.E. of Gaza (Robinson, 3:Append. p. 118; Van de Velde, Memoir, p. 115).

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