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En-rimmon meaning

עין רמון
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🔼The name En-rimmon in the Bible

The name En-rimmon occurs only once in the Bible. Nehemiah mentions it as one of the towns outside Jerusalem that were repeopled after the return from Babylon (Nehemiah 11:29). Because this town isn't mentioned anywhere else in the Bible, it's often supposed to be the same as Rimmon of the Simeonites in Judah, mentioned in close succession of the name Ain in Joshua 15:32 and 19:7.

🔼Etymology of the name En-rimmon

The name En-rimmon consists of two elements. The first part is the same as the name Ain, which in turn is the same as the noun עין ('ayin), meaning both eye and fountain:

The second part of our name is the same as the name Rimmon, which is the same as the common Hebrew noun רמון (rimmon), meaning pomegranate:

🔼En-rimmon meaning

For a meaning of the name En-rimmon, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Fount Of Pomegranates and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Fountain Of The Pomegranate. BDB Theological Dictionary does not offer an interpretation of our name.

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