Hadad-rimmon (Hay´dad-rim´uhn)

A name, probably a combination of the names for the Syrian gods Hadad and Rimmon. Hadad is equated with the storm god Baal in Ugaritic texts. Rimmon, an alternate name for Hadad, was worshiped in Damascus (2Kgs 5:18). The mourning to come in Jerusalem is compared to the ritual mourning for Hadad-rimmon at Megiddo (Zech 12:11).

2Kgs 5:18

18But may the Lord pardon your servant on one count: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, leaning on my arm, and I bow down in the hou ... View more

Zech 12:11

11On that day the mourning in Jerusalem will be as great as the mourning for Hadad-rimmon in the plain of Megiddo.

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