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Rimmon


Rim’mon, a deity worshipped by the Syrians of Damascus, where there was a temple or house of Rimmon. 2 Kings 5:18. Rimmon is perhaps the abbreviated form of Hadad-rimmon, Hadad being the sun-god of the Syrians. Combining this with the pomegranate, which was his symbol, Hadad-rimmon would then be the sun-god of the late summer, who ripens the pomegranate and other fruits.