Pas-Dam'mim (Heb. Pas Danmmim', פִּס דִּמַּים, wrist of blood [or extension of brooks, Furst]; Sept. Φασοδομή v.r. Φασοδομίν,Vulg. Aphesdomim), the form in 1Ch 11:13 of the name which in 1Sa 17:1 is given more at length as EPHES-DAMMIM. It will be observed that in the original of Pas-dammim the article (הִפִּס) has taken the place of the first letter of the other form (אֶפֶס). In the parallel narrative of 2 Samuel 23 the name appears to be corrupted (Kennicott, Dissert. p. 137) to charpham (חָרפָם), in the A.V. rendered "there." The present text of Josephus (Ant. 7:12, 4) gives it as Arasanos (Α᾿ράσαμος). The chief interest attaching to the appearance of the name in this passage of Chronicles is the evidence it affords that the place was the scene of repeated encounters between Israel and the Philistines, unless indeed we treat 1Ch 11:13 (and the parallel passage, 2Sa 23:11) as an independent account of the occurrence related in 1 Samuel 17, which hardly seems possible. SEE DAVID. A ruined: site bearing the name Damun lies near the road from Jerusalem to Beit Jebrin (Van de Velde, Palest. 2:193; Tobler, Dritte Wand. p. 201), about three miles east of Shuweikeh (Socho). Dr. Porter, however, who visited and carefully surveyed this region, came to the conclusion that the camp of the Philistines must have been west and not east of Shochoh, and he does not therefore identify Ephes-dammim with Damun (Handbook for Palestine, p. 261). SEE ELAH, BROOK OF.

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