jarmuth Summary and Overview
jarmuth in Easton's Bible Dictionary
height. (1.) A town in the plain of Judah (Josh. 15:35), originally the residence of one of the Canaanite kings (10:3, 5, 23). It has been identified with the modern Yarmuk, a village about 7 miles NE of Beit-Jibrin. (2.) A Levitical city of the tribe of Issachar (Josh. 21:29), supposed by some to be the Ramah of Samuel (1 Sam. 19:22).
jarmuth in Smith's Bible Dictionary
(high). 1. A town in the low country of Judah. #Jos 16:35| Its king, Piram, was one of the five who conspired. to punish Gibeon for having made alliance with Israel, #Jos 10:3,5| and who were routed at Beth-horon and put to death by Joshua at Makkedah. ver. 33. Its site is probably the modern Yarmuk. 2. A city of Issachar allotted with its suburbs to the Gershonite Levites. #Jos 21:29|
jarmuth in Schaff's Bible Dictionary
JAR'MUTH . 1. A town in the low country of Judah. Josh 15:35. Its king, Piram, was one of the five who conspired to punish Gibeon for having made alliance with Israel, and who were defeated at Beth-horon and were hanged by Joshua at Makkedah. Josh 12:11; Josh 15:35. It was peopled after the Captivity. Neh 11:29. It is identified with Yarmak, 16 miles south-west of Jerusalem, on the crest of a rocky ridge, where hewn blocks of stone and other ruins of a town are found. 1. A city of Issachar, allotted with its suburbs to the Gershonite Levites, Josh 21:29, and called Reneth and Ramoth. Josh 19:21; 1 Chr 6:73. Conder proposes to identify it with Rameh.
jarmuth in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. A town in the shephelah or low hills (not "the plain ") of Judah (Joshua 15:35). Piram its king was one of the five confederated to punish Gibeon for submitting to Joshua (Joshua 10:3,5); routed at Beth-horon; executed at Makkedah (Joshua 10:23). Occupied by children of Judah on the return from Babylon (Nehemiah 11:29). Now Yarmuk, with a hill near, Tell Urmud. 2. A city of Issachar, assigned to the Gershonite Levites. (Joshua 21:29). R EMETH in Joshua 19:20; R AMOTH in 1 Chronicles 6:73. Both are modifications of the same root as Jarmuth.