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Adummim (meaning, the red ones), a place apparently on the road between Jerusalem and Jericho in the West Bank. It is mentioned the Bible's Book of Joshua[1] as being "on the south side of the stream," which Matthew Easton (1897) identified with (Wadi Kelt), looking toward Gilgal.[2] Easton claimed that it was nearly halfway between Jerusalem and Jericho, and now bears the name of Tal'at ed-Dumm.[2] The Israeli settlement of Ma'ale Adummim is in the area.

More recently, Pekka Pitkänen (2010) has stated that "The location of Adummim is unclear."[3]

In Christianity[edit]

It is supposed to have been the place referred to in the parable of the Good Samaritan.[4] The area and The Inn of the Good Samaritan are accessible via Israel Highway 1.


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainEaston, Matthew George (1897). "Adummim". Easton's Bible Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons. 

  1. ^ Joshua 15:7 and Joshua 18:17
  2. ^ a b M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. [1]
  3. ^ Pekka Pitkänen (19 October 2010). Joshua. InterVarsity Press. p. 288. ISBN 978-0-8308-2506-6. 
  4. ^ Luke 10:25-37