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the name of a man and of a hill.

1. (Heb. Salmon', שִׂלְמוֹן, clothing, Ruth 4:21, Sept. Σαλμών v.r. Σαλμάν ; but Salima', שִׂלְמָא, id. 1 Chronicles 2:11, Sept. Σαλμάν v.r. Σαλωμών, A.V. "Salma;" and Salmah', שִׂלְמָה, id. Ruth 4:20, Sept. Σαλμών v.r. Σαλμάν, A.V. "Salmon;" N.T. Σαλμών ). The son of Nahshon and the ancestor of Boaz, of the family of Judah and David (Ruth 4:20-21; 1 Chronicles 2:11; Matthew 1:4-5; Luke 3:32). B.C. cir. 1660. (See GENEALOGY OF CHRIST).

2. (Heb. Tsalmon, (צִלְמוֹן, shady.) A place named (Psalms 68:14) as a battlefield, apparently during the Israelites' conquest of Canaan; probably the Mount ZALMON (See ZALMON) (q.v.) elsewhere (Judges 9:48) referred to.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Salmon,'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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