Madme'nah (Heb. Madmenah', מִדַמֵנָה, dunghill; Sept. Μαδεβηνά, Vulg. Medemena), a town named in Isa 10:31, where it is placed on the route of the Assyrian invaders, in the northern vicinity of Jerusalem, between Nob and Gibeah. It has been confounded by Eusebius and Jerome with MADMANNAH, which is much too far southward to suit the context. "Gesenius (Jesaias, p. 414) points out that the verb in the sentence is active — 'Madmenah flies,' not, as in the A. Vers., 'is removed' (so also Michaelis, Bibelfii- Ungelehrten). Madmenah is not impossibly alluded to by Isaiah (25:10) in his denunciation of Moab, where the word rendered in the Auth. Vers. 'dunghill' is identical with that name. The original text (or Kethib), by a variation in the preposition (במי for במו), reads the 'waters of Madmenah.' If this is so, the reference may be either to the Madmenah of Benjamin — one of the towns in a district abounding with corn and threshing-floors — or, more appropriately still, to MADMEN, the Moabitish town. Gesenius (Jesaias, p. 786) appears to have overlooked this, which might have induced him to regard with more favor a suggestion that seems to have been first made by Joseph Kimchi."

Bible concordance for MADMENAH.

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

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