A proper name occurring in Zec 12:11 'as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.' It has usually been supposed to be a place-name. According to a notice by Jerome, it would be equivalent to Megiddo itself. The word, however,' is a combination of the two names of a divinity (see Hadad). An equally good translation would be 'as the mourning for Hadadrimmon,' and it has been plausibly conjectured that it is the weeping for Tammuz referred to in Eze 8:14, that is here meant. In this case the old Semitic deity Hadad-Rimmon would by the 2nd cent. b.c. have become confounded with Tammuz. There is no ground for supposing an allusion to the mourning for king Josiah, which, of course, took place in Jerusalem, not in the valley of Megiddo.
J. F. M'Curdy.
Place in the valley of Megiddo where there had been great mourning. It is quoted as an illustration of the great mourning there will be at Jerusalem when the sin of Judah is brought home to their conscience for having demanded the death of their Messiah. Zec 12:11. The allusion is considered to be the occasion when Josiah was smitten in that same valley, though the histories do not speak of any mourning there. 2Ki 23:29; 2Ch 35:22-23. It is identified with Rummaneh, 32 32' N, 35 12' E.
is, according to the ordinary interpretation of
a place in the valley of Megiddo (a part of the plain of Esdraelon, six miles from Mount Carmel and eleven from Nazareth), where a national lamentation was held for the death of King Josiah. It was named after two Syrian idols.