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HEBREW: 6756 Nwmlu Tsalmown
NAVE: Zalmon
EBD: Zalmon
SMITH: ZALMON
ISBE: ZALMON
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Zalmon

In Bible versions:

Zalmon: NET AVS NIV NRSV NASB TEV
a mountain or promontory joined on to Mount Gerizim
an Ahohite man who was one of David's military elite

his shade; his image
Google Maps: Zalmon (32° 13´, 35° 16´)

Hebrew

Strongs #06756: Nwmlu Tsalmown

Zalmon = "shady"

n pr m
1) an Ahohite, one of David's mighty warriors

n pr loc
2) a wooded hill in Samaria near Shechem

6756 Tsalmown tsal-mone'

from 6754; shady; Tsalmon, the name of a place in Palestine
and of an Israelite:-Zalmon.
see HEBREW for 06754

Zalmon [EBD]

shady. (1.) One of David's warriors, called the Ahohite (2 Sam. 23:28); called also Ilai (1 Chr. 11:29).

(2.) A wood near Shechem, from which Abimelech and his party brought boughs and "put them to the hold" of Shechem, "and set the hold on fire" (Judg. 9:48). Probably the southern peak of Gerizim, now called Jebel Sulman. (See SALMON.)

Zalmon [NAVE]

ZALMON
1. Called also Salmon, probably. A hill in Samaria, Judg. 9:48; Psa. 68:14.
2. One of David's warriors, 2 Sam. 23:28.

ZALMON [SMITH]

(shady), an Ahohite one of David?s guard. (2 Samuel 23:28)

ZALMON [ISBE]

ZALMON - zal'-mon (tsalmon; Selmon, oros Ermon; the King James Version Salmon (Ps 68:14)):

(1) From the slopes of Mt. Zalmon, Abimelech and his followers gathered the wood with which they burned down "the stronghold of the house of El-berith," which may have been the citadel of Shechem (Jdg 9:46). The mountain therefore was not far from the city; but no name resembling this has yet been recovered in Mt. Ephraim. It is just possible that in the modern Arabic name of Mt. Ebal, es-Sulemiyeh, there may be an echo of Zalmon. It is precisely to this mountain, especially to the western slopes, that one would expect Abimelech and his people to go for the purpose in view. The name occurs again in Ps 68:14, a passage of admitted difficulty. Snow in Palestine is mainly associated with Mt. Hermon, where it may be seen nearly all the year round; hence, doubtless the Greek reading "Mt. Hermon" in Judges. But snow is well known among the uplands in winter; and the Psalmist may simply have meant that the kings were scattered like snowflakes in the wind on Mt. Zalmon. We need not therefore look to Bashan or elsewhere for the mountain. The locality is fixed by the narrative in Jgs.

(2) One of David's heroes (2 Sam 23:28).

See ILAI.

W. Ewing




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