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Zemaraim

This is the name of 2 biblical places.

  1. Zemaraim, a town of Benjamin (Joshua 18:22); now the ruin, rather two ruins, es-Sumrah, 4 miles north of Jericho

  2. Mount Zemaraim, located in the highlands of Ephraim, to the north of Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 13:4-20)

    Here the armies of Abijah and Jeroboam engaged in a bloody battle, which issued in the total defeat of the king of Israel, who never “recovered strength again,” and soon after died.