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a famous city in the mountains of Gilead, 1 Kings 4:13 . It is often called Ramoth-Gilead. Josephus calls it Ramathan, or Aramatha. The city belonged to the tribe of Gad, Deuteronomy 4:43 . It was assigned for a dwelling of the Levites, and was one of the cities of refuge beyond Jordan, Joshua 20:8 ; Joshua 21:38 . It became famous during the reigns of the latter kings of Israel, and was the occasion of several wars between them and the kings of Damascus, who had made a conquest of it, which the sovereigns of Israel endeavoured to regain, 1 Kings 22:3-5 . Eusebius says, that Ramoth was fifteen miles from Philadelphia toward the east. St. Jerom places it in the neighbourhood of Jabbok, and consequently to the north of Philadelphia.

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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Ramoth'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. 1831-2.

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