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Rimmon (rĭmˈən) [key], in the Bible. 1 Syrian god. 2 Father of the murderers of Ish-bosheth. 3 Rock, E of Bethel. There the remnants of the Benjamites took refuge after the battle of Gibeah. 4 See En-rimmon. 5 Levitical town, N ancient Palestine, the modern Rummana, Israel, N of Nazareth. It is also called Remmon-methoar and Dimnah.

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