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Ramah

 

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  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

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Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Ramah

same as Ram


Naves Topical Index
Ramah

1. A city allotted to Benjamin:

General references
Joshua 18:25; Judges 19:13

Attempted fortification of, by King Baasha; destruction of, by Asa
1 Kings 15:17-22; 2 Chronicles 16:1-6

People of, return from the Babylonian captivity
Ezra 2:26; Nehemiah 7:30; Nehemiah 11:33

Jeremiah imprisoned in
Jeremiah 40:1

Prophecies concerning
Isaiah 10:29; Jeremiah 31:15; Hosea 5:8; Matthew 2:18

Called Rama
Matthew 2:18

2. A city of Asher
Joshua 19:29

3. A city of Naphthali
Joshua 19:36

4. Called Ramathaim-Zophim:

A city in Mount Ephraim
Judges 4:5; 1 Samuel 1:1

Home of Elkanah
1 Samuel 1:1; 1 Samuel 1:19; 1 Samuel 2:11

Home of Samuel
1 Samuel 1:19-20; 1 Samuel 7:17; 1 Samuel 8:4; 1 Samuel 15:34; 1 Samuel 16:13

David flees to
1 Samuel 19:18

Samuel dies and was buried in
1 Samuel 25:1; 1 Samuel 28:3

5. See Ramoth-Gilead
Ramoth-Gilead


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Ramah

(a hill). This is the name of several places in the holy land.

  1. One of the cities of the allotment of Benjamin. (Joshua 18:25) Its site is at er-Ram , about five miles from Jerusalem, and near to Gibeah. (Judges 4:5; 19:13; 1 Samuel 22:6) Its people returned after the captivity. (Ezra 2:26; Nehemiah 7:30)
  2. The home of Elkanah, Samuel's father, (1 Samuel 1:19; 2:11) the birthplace of Samuel himself, his home and official residence, the site of his altar ch. (1 Samuel 7:17; 8:4; 15:34; 16:13; 19:18) and finally his burial-place, ch. (1 Samuel 25:1; 28:3) It is a contracted form of Ramathaim-zophim. All that is directly said as to its situation is that it was in Mount Ephraim, (1 Samuel 1:1) a district without defined boundaries, The position of Ramah is a much-disputed question. Tradition, however places the residence of Samuel on the lofty and remarkable eminence of Neby Samwil which rises four miles to the northwest of Jerusalem. Since the days of Arcult the tradition appears to have been continuous. Here, then, we are inclined in the present state of the evidence, to place the Ramah of Samuel.
  3. One of the nineteen fortified places of Naphtali. (Joshua 19:36) Dr. Robinson has discovered a Rameh northwest of the Sea of Galilee, about 8 miles east-south-east of Safed.
  4. One of the landmarks on the boundary of Asher, (Joshua 19:29) apparently between Tyre and Zidon. Some place it 3 miles east of Tyre, others 10 miles off and east-southeast of the same city.
  5. By this name in (2 Kings 8:29) and 2 Chronicles 22:6 only, is designated Ramoth-gilead.
  6. A place mentioned in the catalogue of those reinhabited by the Benjamites after their return from the captivity. (Nehemiah 11:33)