Easton's Bible Dictionary
Press of the pomegranate.
A Levitical city in the tribe of Dan (Joshua 19:45 ; 21:24 ; 1 Chronicles 6:69 ).
Another city of the same name in Manasseh, west of the Jordan (Joshua 21:25 ), called also Bileam (1 Chronicles 6:70 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary
(gath-rihm' muhn) Place name meaning, “winepress on the pomegranate tree.” 1. Town in tribal territory of Dan (Joshua 19:45 ) and set aside for Levites (Joshua 21:24 ). It is usually located at tell Jerisheh on the Yarkon River in modern Tel Aviv, but some scholars locate it two miles to the northeast at tell Abu Zeitun. 1 Chronicles 6:69 lists Gath-rimmon in the tribe of Ephraim, but this is usually understood as a copyist's omission of a sentence at the beginning of 1 Chronicles 6:69 . Gath-rimmon also appears in the Hebrew text of Joshua 21:25 though not in the earliest Greek translation or in the parallel in 1 Chronicles 6:70 . Most scholars recognize that a copyist repeated Gath-rimmon from 1 Chronicles 6:24 , the original reading probably being Ibleam. See Ibleam .
Hitchcock's Bible Names
The high wine-press
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("winepress of the pomegranates".)
1. A city of Dan, given to the Levites (Joshua 19:45; Joshua 21:24; 1 Chronicles 6:69). On the Philistine plain.
2. A town of Manasseh, W. of Jordan, assigned to the Levites (Joshua 21:25). But Bileam (i.e. Ibleam, Joshua 17:11) in 1 Chronicles 6:70, which is probably the true reading in Joshua, the copyist's eye catching "Gath-rimmon" in the previous verse.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
GATH-RIMMON. 1 . A city in Dan, near Jebud and Bene-herak ( Joshua 19:45 ), assigned to the Kohathites ( Joshua 21:24 ), and reckoned ( 1 Chronicles 6:69 ) to Ephraim. It is unidentified. 2 . A city of Manasseh, assigned to the Kohathites ( Joshua 21:25 ). LXX [Note: Septuagint.] has Iebatha (B), or Baithsa (A), while 1 Chronicles 6:70 has Bileam = Ibleam (wh. see). The position of the town is not indicated, so in this confusion no identification is possible.
- 1 Chronicles 6:69 lists Gath-rimmon
in the tribe of Ephraim, but this is usually understood as a copyist's omission of a sentence at the beginning of 1 Chronicles 6:69 . Gath-rimmon
also appears in the Hebrew text of Joshua 21:25 though not in the earliest Greek translation or in the parallel in 1 Chronicles 6:70 . Most scholars recognize that a copyist repeated Gath-rimmon
from 1 Chronicles 6:24 , the original reading probably being Ibleam
- Joshua 21:25 , a parallel passage reads, “Gath-rimmon
- In 1 Chronicles 6:69 there is also a Gath-rimmon
given to the Levites, situate in the tribe of Ephraim; but this does not agree with Joshua, and by comparing the two lists, this appears to be the same as No. ) and this is supposed to be the same place as Gath-rimmon
in Joshua 21:25
- (foreigners ), a town in the western half of the tribe of Manasseh, named only in ( 1 Chronicles 6:70 ) same as Ibleam and Gath-rimmon
- IBLEAM is the same name by transposition of letters (Joshua 17:11); Gath-rimmon
in Joshua 21:24
- Supposed to be the same as Gath-rimmon
in Joshua 21:25 , and perhaps the same as IBLEAM in Joshua 17:11
- Obed-edom "the Gittite" may have been so named from the town of Gittaim in Benjamin, (2 Samuel 4:3 ; Nehemiah 11:33 ) or from Gath-rimmon
- (Joshua 21:25 ) The reading Gath-rimmon
is probably an error of the transcribers
- Obed-edom, though a Levite, was also called a Gittite, probably because of residing at Gath or Gath-rimmon
- Ibleam, Joshua 17:11) in 1 Chronicles 6:70, which is probably the true reading in Joshua, the copyist's eye catching "Gath-rimmon
" in the previous verse
- Obed Edom, being a Levite, must have derived his title "the Gittite" from some incidental connection with Gath; others derive his name from the Levitical city of Gath-rimmon
(2 Samuel 6:10); but it seems strange if "Gittite" be used in one sense of Ittai of Gath, and in a different sense of Obed Edom (1 Chronicles 26:4)
- ’ Gath-rimmon
of Joshua 21:25 is a scribal error for Ibleam
A Levite, described as a Gittite, (2 Samuel 6:10,11 ) that is, probably, a native of the Levitical city of Gath-rimmon
in Manasseh, which was assigned to the Kohathites
"The Gittite" (probably so called because he was a native of Gath-rimmon
), a Levite of the family of the Korhites (1 Chronicles 26:1,4-8 ), to whom was specially intrusted the custody of the ark (1 Chronicles 15:18 )
- Many Bible students think Ibleam was the original reading for the Levite city in Joshua 21:25 , where the Hebrew text now reads “Gath-rimmon
,” also read in Joshua 21:24
- ) Gath-rimmon
was a city of the Levite Kohathites in Dan (Joshua 21:24)
- Usually the name was used with another name which helped distinguish one site from another, such as, Gath-Hepher, Gath-rimmon
- It remained then at Kirjath-jearim (7:1,2) till the time of David (twenty years), who wished to remove it to Jerusalem; but the proper mode of removing it having been neglected, Uzzah was smitten with death for putting "forth his hand to the ark of God," and in consequence of this it was left in the house of Obed-edom in Gath-rimmon
for three months (2 Samuel 6:1-11 ), at the end of which time David removed it in a grand procession to Jerusalem, where it was kept till a place was prepared for it (12-19)
- Baalath (bâ'al-ăth), mistress, a town of Dan named with Gibbethon, Gath-rimmon
and other Philistine places