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Ramah (of Benjamin)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ramah of Benjamin
Ramah of Benjamin (רָמָה בִנְיָמִין‎, ramah vinyamin). A city in the heartland of the land of Benjamin, near the main route eastward to the Jordan Rift Valley; the home of the prophet Samuel. Other cities named “Ramah” were located in the Negev and in the territories of Naphtali and Asher.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ramah (Place)
RAMAH (PLACE) [Heb rāmâ (רָמָה)]. Var. RAMATHAIM-ZOPHIM. The word means “height” and was a common place name for elevated towns and villages in biblical times.1. A town in Benjamin (Josh 18:25), usually identified with modern er-Ram (M.R. 172140), situated 7 km N of Jerusalem, though some plausibly
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Rama
Rama. kjv spelling of Ramah, a Benjamite city, in Matthew 2:18.See Ramah #1.
Ramah
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
Ramah
Ramah räʹmə [Heb. rāmâ-‘height’; Gk. Rhama, Kiramas (1 Esd. 5:20)]; AV also RAMA, CIRAMA (1 Esd. 5:20); NEB also RAMA, KIRAMA (1 Esd. 5:20).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Rama
RAMA* kjv spelling of Ramah, a Benjaminite city, in Matthew 2:18. See Ramah #1.
Ramah
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
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. 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
Ramah
RAMAH. The Heb. name rāmâ, from the root rûm, ‘to be high’, was used of several places, all of them on elevated sites.1. Ramah of Benjamin, near Bethel, in the area of Gibeon and Beeroth (Jos. 18:25), was a resting-place on the road N. Here the Levite and his concubine planned to stay (Jdg. 19:13).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ramah
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
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
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