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Bible Names N-Z: Zalmon


Zalmon in Easton's Bible Dictionary shady. (1.) One of David's warriors, called the Ahohite (2 Sam. 23:28); called also Ilai (1 Chr. 11:29). (2.) A wood near Shechem, from which Abimelech and his party brought boughs and "put them to the hold" of Shechem, "and set the hold on fire" (Judg. 9:48). Probably the southern peak of Gerizim, now called Jebel Sulman. (See SALMON -T0003192.)

Zalmon in Fausset's Bible Dictionary An Ahohite, of David's guard (2 Samuel 23:28); in 1 Chronicles 11:29, Ilai.

Zalmon in Hitchcock's Bible Names his shade; his image

Zalmon in Naves Topical Bible -1. Also called SALMON, probably A hill in Samaria Jud 9:48; Ps 68:14 -2. One of David's warriors 2Sa 23:28

Zalmon in Smiths Bible Dictionary (shady), an Ahohite one of David's guard. 2Sa 23:28

Zalmon in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE zal'-mon (tsalmon; Selmon, oros Ermon; the King James Version Salmon (Ps 68:14)): (1) From the slopes of Mt. Zalmon, Abimelech and his followers gathered the wood with which they burned down "the stronghold of the house of El-berith," which may have been the citadel of Shechem (Jdg 9:46). The mountain therefore was not far from the city; but no name resembling this has yet been recovered in Mt. Ephraim. It is just possible that in the modern Arabic name of Mt. Ebal, es-Sulemiyeh, there may be an echo of Zalmon. It is precisely to this mountain, especially to the western slopes, that one would expect Abimelech and his people to go for the purpose in view. The name occurs again in Ps 68:14, a passage of admitted difficulty. Snow in Israel is mainly associated with Mt. Hermon, where it may be seen nearly all the year round; hence, doubtless the Greek reading "Mt. Hermon" in Judges. But snow is well known among the uplands in winter; and the Psalmist may simply have meant that the kings were scattered like snowflakes in the wind on Mt. Zalmon. We need not therefore look to Bashan or elsewhere for the mountain. The locality is fixed by the narrative in Jgs. (2) One of David's heroes (2 Sam 23:28). See ILAI. W. Ewing

Zalmon Scripture - 2 Samuel 23:28 Zalmon the Ahohite, Maharai the Netophathite,

Zalmon Scripture - Judges 9:48 And Abimelech gat him up to mount Zalmon, he and all the people that [were] with him; and Abimelech took an axe in his hand, and cut down a bough from the trees, and took it, and laid [it] on his shoulder, and said unto the people that [were] with him, What ye have seen me do, make haste, [and] do as I [have done].

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