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Ramah (of Asher)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ramah. 1. One of the cities located in the territory allotted to Benjamin’s tribe for an inheritance, listed between Gibeon and Beeroth (Jos 18:25). In the proximity of this town, Rachel, Jacob’s wife was buried (Mt 2:18, kjv Rama; cf. Gn 35:16–21; Jer 31:15). Ramah, positioned near Bethel, was the place
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
RAMAH1. One of the cities located in the territory allotted to Benjamin’s tribe for an inheritance, listed between Gibeon and Beeroth (Jos 18:25). In the proximity of this town, Rachel, Jacob’s wife, was buried (Mt 2:18; cf. Gn 35:16–21; Jer 31:15). Ramah, positioned near Bethel, was the place where
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ramah (ray´muh; Heb., “height”).1 Ramah of Benjamin, which is identified with modern er-Ram, about five miles north of Jerusalem and west of Geba and Michmash on the border of Israel and Judah. It is unexcavated, but surface exploration indicates occupation beginning about the twelfth century bce. The
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
RAMAH. Ramah means “height” and was frequently used as a place name.1. A town in the tribal area of Benjamin (Josh 18:25) in the vicinity of Bethel (Jdg 4:5), Gibeah (Jdg 19:13), and Beth-aven (Hos 5:8). Robinson’s identification of Ramah with er-Ram, five and a half miles N of Jerusalem, still stands.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ramah (Heb. rāmâ)Common designation for elevated towns and villages in ancient Israel (Heb. “the height”).1. A town allotted to Benjamin (Josh. 18:25), located on the border of Ephraim. It is usually identified with modern er-Râm (172140), 8 km. (5 mi.) N of Jerusalem. Deborah the prophetess would
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Ramah; Ramataim-Zophim, Arimathea
RAMAH; RAMATAIM-ZOPHIM, ARIMATHEA A town in the territory of Benjamin (Josh. 18:25; Authorized Version: ‘Gaba’), not far from Geba and Gibeah of Saul (1 Sam. 22:6). It was fortified by Baasha, King of Israel (1 Kgs. 15:17), ‘so that he might not suffer any to go out or come in to Asa King of Judah’.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
RAMAH The name of a number of places in the Bible.1. A town in the territory of Benjamin halfway between Jerusalem and Bethel (Josh 18:25). In Judg 4:5, the prophetess Deborah sat beneath a palm tree near Ramah. Later, a Levite traveling from Bethlehem considered spending the night at Ramah with his