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Kidomiyon, also known as the Kirmion and the Keramyon, was one of the four rivers that encompassed Ancient Israel, which include Yarden, Yarmoch and Pigah, and which are probably tributaries of the River Jordan.[1][2] It is also known in French as le Kirmion,[3] and in Latin as Kirmion[4]

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  • Talmud


  1. ^ The Babylonian TalmudBava Basra 74b, fn. 46, found at Come and Hear website. Accessed June 17, 2009.
  2. ^ Other translators state that the Yarden is the same thing as the Jordan, and name the Kidomiyon (or the Kirmion or the Keramyon) as a separate river. See, Rabbi Joseph Schwarz, Descriptive Geography and Brief Historical Sketch of Palestine, Explanation of the Seas, Rivers, Mountains, and Valleys of Palestine. (A. Hart, 1850), p. 41, found at Jewish History online and Google Books. See also, Michael A. Fishbane, Biblical myth and rabbinic mythmaking, p. 316, (Oxford University Press, 2003) ISBN 978-0-19-826733-1 found at Google Books. Both accessed June 17, 2009.
  3. ^ A French language translation states, "Les quatre fleuves sont le Jourdain, le Yarmouk, le Kirmion et le Pigah. Nous connaissons le Jourdain. ... Quant au Pigah, nous ne le connaissons pas." LA PALESTINE AU TEMPS DE JÉSUS-CHRIST: CHAPITRE XIV: LA SCIENCE, found at website. Accessed June 17, 2009.
  4. ^ A Latin translation states, "Iarmoch Plinio Hieramax, Kirmion, Pigah seu Pharphar, Nehel Escol etc." J.J. Hofmann: Lexicon universale, (1698) (excerpts from machine-readable version with annotation of references to the Bible), found at University of Mannheim website. Accessed June 17, 2009.
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