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1. City of Benjamin. It was on the frontier between Judah and Israel. Baasha, king of Israel, sought to build or fortify the place against Asa, king of Judah, but this was averted by Israel being attacked by the king of Syria at the request of Asa, who sent him a rich present of gold and silver. Joshua 18:25 ; Judges 4:5 ; Judges 19:13 ; 1 Kings 15:17-22 ; 2 Chronicles 16:1-6 ; Ezra 2:26 ; Nehemiah 7:30 ; Nehemiah 11:33 ; Isaiah 10:29 ; Jeremiah 31:15 ; Jeremiah 40:1 ; Hosea 5:8 . Called RAMA in Matthew 2:18 . Identified with er Ram, 31 51 N, 35 14' E.

2. City of Ephraim, where Samuel the prophet dwelt. 1 Samuel 1:19 ; 1 Samuel 2:11 ; 1 Samuel 7:17 ; 1 Samuel 8:4 ; 1 Samuel 15:34 ; 1 Samuel 16:13 ; 1 Samuel 19:18-23 ; 1 Samuel 20:1 ; 1 Samuel 22:6 ; 1 Samuel 25:1 ; 1 Samuel 28:3 . It is called RAMATHAIM-ZOPHIM in 1 Samuel 1:1 . Not identified.

3. Fortified city of Naphtali. Joshua 19:36 . Identified with er Rameh, 32 57' N, 35 22' E .

4. Boundary city in Asher. Joshua 19:29 . Identified by some with Ramia, 33 7' N, 35 18' E .

5. A contracted form of RAMOTH GILEAD. 2 Kings 8:29 ; 2 Chronicles 22:6 .


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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Ramah'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/mbd/r/ramah.html. 1897.

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