Wherefore Adonizedek king of Jerusalem sent unto Hoham king of Hebron, and unto Piram king of Jarmuth, and unto Japhia king of Lachish, and unto Debir king of Eglon, saying,
Therefore the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon, gathered themselves together, and went up, they and all their hosts, and encamped before Gibeon, and made war against it.
And they did so, and brought forth those five kings unto him out of the cave, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and
the king of Eglon.
The king of Jarmuth, one; the king of Lachish, one;
Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and Azekah,
Jarmuth with her suburbs, Engannim with her suburbs; four cities.
And at Enrimmon, and at Zareah, and at Jarmuth,
Holman Bible Dictionary
(jahr' muhth) Place name meaning, “height” or “swelling in the ground.” 1. City whose king joined southern coalition against Joshua and Gibeon (Joshua 10:1 ). Joshua “stored” the king in the cave of Makkedah before shaming him and slaying him (compare Joshua 12:11 ). It lay in the western “lowlands,” the “foothills” (NIV) or Shephelah (REB) of the tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:33 ,Joshua 15:33,15:35 ). It is identified with modern tell Jarmuth three miles southwest of Beth Shemesh and fifteen miles southwest of Jerusalem. An Amarna letter from tell el-Hesi mentions it. Brief excavations have shown Early Bronze and Stone Age remains but as yet nothing from the Late Bronze or Early Iron ages. In Nehemiah's time Jewish settlers lived there (Nehemiah 11:29 ). 2 . A city of the Levites in the tribal territory of Issachar (Joshua 21:29 ; compare Joshua 19:21 ; 1 Chronicles 6:58 , both spelled differently and differing from 1. above; thus spelling of Remeth, Ramoth). This city may be located at modern Kaukab el-Hawa.
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; Joshua 10:5); 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). REMETH in Joshua 19:20; RAMOTH in 1 Chronicles 6:73. Both are modifications of the same root as Jarmuth.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
JARMUTH. 1. A royal city of the Canaanites ( Joshua 10:3 etc.), in the ShephÃ§lab, assigned to Judah ( Joshua 15:35 ). It is probably identical with ‘Jermucha’ of the Onomasticon , 10 Roman miles from Elentheropolis, on the Jerusalem road. This is now Khirbet YarmÃ»k , between WÃ¢dy es-SarÃ»r and WÃ¢dy es-Sant , about 8 miles N. of Beit JibrÃ®n . 2. A city in Issachar, allotted to the Gershonite Levites ( Joshua 21:29 , LXX [Note: Septuagint.] B Remmath ). It corresponds to Ramoth in 1 Chronicles 6:73 , and Remeth appears in Joshua 19:21 among the cities of Issachar. Guthe suggests er-RÃ¢meh , about 11 miles S. W. of JenÃ®n , but this is uncertain.
Morrish Bible Dictionary
1. City of Judah, taken from the Amorites by Joshua. Joshua 10:3,5,23 ; Joshua 12:11 ; Joshua 15:35 ; Nehemiah 11:29 . Identified with el Yarmuk, 31 42' N, 34 58' E .
2. City of Issachar, allotted to the Levites. Joshua 21:29 . Probably the same as REMETH in Joshua 19:21 , and RAMOTH in 1 Chronicles 6:73 . Not identified.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary
JARMUTH or JARAMOTH
This was one of the cities of Judah, which lay in the way to Jerusalem. Joshua, in his battles, killed the king of Jarmuth. (Joshua 10:5)
Easton's Bible Dictionary
A town in the plain of Judah (Joshua 15:35 ), originally the residence of one of the Canaanitish kings (10:3,5,23). It has been identified with the modern Yarmuk, a village about 7 miles north-east of Beit-Jibrin.
A Levitical city of the tribe of Issachar (Joshua 21:29 ), supposed by some to be the Ramah of Samuel (1 Samuel 19:22 ).
This was one of the cities of Judah, which lay in the way to Jerusalem. Joshua, in his battles, killed the king of Jarmuth
- Amorite king of Jarmuth
, conquered by Joshua
- The king of Jarmuth
, defeated by Joshua at Beth-horon and afterwards put to death ( Joshua 10:3 ff
- ) or Ramoth (1 Chronicles 6:73 ; Joshua 19:21 ), and probably also of Jarmuth
(Joshua 21:29 )
- (like a wild ass; fleet ) the Amorite king of Jarmuth
at the time of Joshua's conquest of Canaan
- Like a wild ass, a king of Jarmuth
, a royal city of the Canaanites, who was conquered and put to death by (Joshua 10:3,23,26 )
- ” Town in Issachar's territory (Joshua 19:21 ), likely identical with Ramoth (1 Chronicles 6:73 ) and Jarmuth
(Joshua 21:29 )
- A Levitical city in the tribe of Issachar (1 Samuel 30:27 ; 1 Chronicles 6:73 ), the same as Jarmuth
(Joshua 21:29 ) and Remeth (q
- Amorite king of Jarmuth
at Joshua's invasion (Joshua 10:3)
- ” King of Jarmuth
southwest of Jerusalem and member of a coalition of five Amorite kings who battled Joshua unsuccessfully (Joshua 10:3 ,Joshua 10:3,10:23 )
- In the list of these cities in Joshua 21:28,29 Ramoth is omitted, but Jarmuth
is perhaps the same place
- A Gershonite Levitical city in Issachar ( 1 Chronicles 6:58 , (73)), apparently = Remeth of Joshua 19:21 and Jarmuth
of Joshua 21:23 ; Joshua 21:2
- A city in the Shephelah, assigned to Judah; named between Jarmuth
and Socoh ( Joshua 15:35 etc
- Both are modifications of the same root as Jarmuth
- He headed the confederacy against Joshua, which the kings of Hebron, Jarmuth
, Lachish, and Eglon also joined
- It is identified with modern tell Jarmuth
three miles southwest of Beth Shemesh and fifteen miles southwest of Jerusalem
- Jerome says Jarmuth
was near, which agrees with the fact that Yarmak is near Eshtaol; Zanua (Zanoah) is also near
- It is connected by roads with adjoining places, Maresha (El Marash), Jarmuth
(Yarmuk), and Socoh (Suweikeh), and has a system of caves close to its wells still inhabited, or used as stables, and large enough for all David's band