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Almon meaning

עלמון
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🔼The name Almon in the Bible

The name Almon occurs only once. It's mentioned as one of the cities that were given to the Levite branch of the Kohathites (Joshua 21:18). In 1 Chronicles 6:60 this town is called Allemeth.

🔼Etymology of the name Almon

The name Almon comes from the root group עלם. The ון upon which this name ends is a common structure to localize or personify a root:

🔼Almon meaning

NOBSE Study Bible Name List doesn't list Almon, but Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names interprets it as Hidden. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't translate this name but does list it under עלם I, meaning to hide or conceal. BDB also helpfully submits that this town is about one hour north-east of Jerusalem, but doesn't mention if that's an hour by camel or Landrover.

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