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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
(Hebrews Kimham´, כַּמְהָם , pining; Sept. Χιμαάμ v. r. Χαμαάμ ), a follower, and probably a son (Joseph. Ἀχίμανος, Ant. 7:11, 4; and comp. 1 Kings 2:7) of Barzillai the Gileadite, who returned in his stead from beyond Jordan with David on his restoration after Absalom's rebellion (2 Samuel 19:37-38; 2 Samuel 19:40, which last verse gives the name as כַּמְהָן, Kimhan´). B.C. 1023. David appears to have bestowed on him, as a reward for his loyalty, a possession at Bethlehem, on which, in later times, an inn or khan (גֵּרוּה ), called after him (Sept. Γηβηρωθχαμάαμ; Vulg. peregrinantes in Chamaam; A. V. "habitation of Chimham;" the text has the name כַּמְוֹהָם, i.e. כְּמוּהם, Kemuham´; Sept. v. r. Γαβαηρωχάμα, γῇ Βαρὼθ Χαμάαμ, etc.), was standing, well known as the starting-point for travelers from Jerusalem to Egypt (Jeremiah 41:17). Blunt notices in this mention of the dwelling of Chimham at Bethlehem an indication of the actual munificence of David to the family of Barzillai, for which we are prepared by the narrative in Samuel and Kings (Undesigned Coincidences, 6th ed. p. 150). (See INN).
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Chimham'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​c/chimham.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.