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Ramoth

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

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

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Ramoth

Heights. A Levitical city in the tribe of Issachar (1 Samuel 30:27; 1 Chronicles 6:73), the same as Jarmuth (Joshua 21:29) and Remeth (q.v.), 19:21.


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Ramoth

eminences; high places


Naves Topical Index
Ramoth

1. An Israelite in the time of Ezra, had taken a strange wife
Ezra 10:29

2. Called Ramath of the South, a place probably in the south of Simeon
Joshua 19:8; 1 Samuel 30:27

3. A city of Issachar, allotted to the Levites
1 Chronicles 6:73

4. Ramoth in Gilead
Ramoth-Gilead


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Ramothgilead

Heights of Gilead, a city of refuge on the east of Jordan; called "Ramoth in Gilead" (Deuteronomy 4:43; Joshua 20:8; 21:38). Here Ahab, who joined Jehoshaphat in an endeavour to rescue it from the hands of the king of Syria, was mortally wounded (1 Kings 22:1-36). A similar attempt was afterwards made by Ahaziah and Joram, when the latter was wounded (2 Kings 8:28). In this city Jehu, the son of Jehoshaphat, was anointed by one of the sons of the prophets (9:1, 4).

It has with probability been identified with Reimun, on the northern slope of the Jabbok, about 5 miles west of Jerash or Gerasa, one of the cities of Decapolis. Others identify it with Gerosh, about 25 miles north-east of es-Salt, with which also many have identified it. (See RAMATH-MIZPEH.)


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Ramothgilead

(heights of Gilead), one of the great vastnesses on the east of jordan, and the key to an important district. (1 Kings 4:13) It was the city of refuge for the tribe of Gad, (4:43; Joshua 20:8; 21:38) and the residence of one of Solomon's commissariat officers. (1 Kings 4:13) During the invasion related in (1 Kings 15:20) or some subsequent incursion, this important place had seized by Ben-hadad I., king of Syria. The incidents of Ahab's expedition are well known. [AHAB] Later it was taken by Isr'l, and held in spite of all the efforts of Haz'l who was now on the throne of Damascus, to regain it. (2 Kings 9:14) Henceforward Ramoth-gilead disappears from our view. Eusebius and Jerome specify the position of Ramoth as 15 miles from Philadelphia (Amman). It may correspond to the site bearing the name of Jel'ad , exactly identical with the ancient Hebrew Gilead, which is four or five miles north of es-Salt , 25 miles east of the Jordan and 13 miles south of the brook Jabbok.


Naves Topical Index
Ramoth-Gilead

Called Ramah
2 Kings 8:29; 2 Chronicles 22:6

A city of Gad, and a city of refuge
Deuteronomy 4:43; Joshua 20:8; 1 Chronicles 6:80

One of Solomon's commissaries at
1 Kings 4:13

In the possession of the Syrians
1 Kings 22:3

Besieged by Israel and Judah; Ahab slain at
1 Kings 22:29-36; 1 Kings 14:18

Recovered by Joram; Joram wounded at
2 Kings 8:28-29; 2 Kings 9:14-15; 2 Chronicles 22:5-6

Elisha anoints Jehu king at
2 Kings 9:1-6