* six hundred.
21:13 Ps 103:9,10 Isa 1:9 Jer 14:7 La 3:32 Hab 3:2
* rock of Rimmon.
The rock Rimmon was doubtless a strong place; but it is
uncertain where situated. It is probable however, that it was
near, and took its name from, the village of Remmon, mentioned
by Eusebius, fifteen miles north from Jerusalem. It appears
that rocks are still resorted to in the East, as places of
security; and some of them are even capable of sustaining a
siege. De La Roque says, that "The Grand Seignior, wishing to
seize the person of the emir (Fakr-eddin, prince of the
Druses,) gave orders to the pacha to take him prisoner: he
accordingly came in search of him, with a new army, in the
district of Chouf, which is part of mount Lebanon, wherein is
the village of Gesin, and close to it, the rock which served
for a retreat to the emir. It is named in Arabic, Magara
Gesin, i.e., the cavern of Gessin, by which name it is famous.
The pacha pressed the emir so closely, that this unfortunate
prince was obliged to shut himself up in the cleft of a great
rock, with a small number of his officers. The pacha besieged
him there several months; and was going to blow up the rock by
a mine, when the emir capitulated."