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Maximianopolis

A titular see of Palestina Secunda, suffragan of Scythopolis. Its ancient name, Adad-Remmon, according to the Vulgate (according to the Hebrew, Hadad-Rimmon) is found in Zechariah 12:11: ". . .there shall be a great lamentation in Jerusalem like the lamentation of Adadremmon in the plain of Mageddon," an allusion to the death of Josias, King of Jerusalem, killed by the Pharaoh Nechao in the battle fought near this place (2 Kings 23:29; 2 Chronicles 35:20-25). In the time of the so-called "Pilgrim of Bordeaux" (ed. Geyer, 19, 27) and of St. Jerome ("Comment. In Zachar.", ad cap. xii, 11; "Comment. In Oz.", 5), Adad-Remmon already bore the name of Maximianopolis. Three of its ancient bishops are known: Paul, in 325 (Gelzer, "Patrum Nicaenorum nomina", lxi)--not Maximus, as Le Quien gives it in "Oriens Christianus", III, 703; Megas, in 518, and Domnus, in 536 (Le Quien, op. cit., 703-06). Maximianopolis has resumed its ancient name of Rimmon and is now the almost deserted little village of Roum-meneh, nearly four miles to the south of Ledjun or Mageddo (see LEGIO).

Sources

GUERIN, Description de la Palestine: Samarie (Paris, 1875), II, 228-230; GELZER, Georgii Cyprii Descriptio orbis romani (Leipzig, 1890), 193-96; LEGENDRE in VIG., Dict. de la Bible, s.v. Adadremmon.

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APA citation. Vailhé, S. (1911). Maximianopolis. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10074b.htm

MLA citation. Vailhé, Siméon. "Maximianopolis." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 10. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1911. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10074b.htm>.

Transcription. This article was transcribed for New Advent by Benjamin F. Hull.

Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. October 1, 1911. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.

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