Places Study on Ramoth

Places Study on Ramoth

Deuteronomy 4: Namely, Bezer in the wilderness, in the plain country, of the Reubenites; and Ramoth in Gilead, of the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, of the Manassites.
Joshua 20: And on the other side Jordan by Jericho eastward, they assigned Bezer in the wilderness upon the plain out of the tribe of Reuben, and Ramoth in Gilead out of the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan out of the tribe of Manasseh.
Joshua 21: And out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead with her suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Mahanaim with her suburbs,
1 Samuel 30: To them which were in Bethel, and to them which were in south Ramoth, and to them which were in Jattir,
1 Kings 4: The son of Geber, in Ramothgilead; to him pertained the towns of Jair the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead; to him also pertained the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, threescore great cities with walls and brasen bars:
1 Kings 22: And the king of Israel said unto his servants, Know ye that Ramoth in Gilead is ours, and we be still, and take it not out of the hand of the king of Syria?
1 Kings 22: And he said unto Jehoshaphat, Wilt thou go with me to battle to Ramothgilead? And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, I am as thou art, my people as thy people, my horses as thy horses.
1 Kings 22: Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall I go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for the Lord shall deliver it into the hand of the king.
1 Kings 22: And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramothgilead, and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver it into the king's hand.
1 Kings 22: So he came to the king. And the king said unto him, Micaiah, shall we go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall we forbear? And he answered him, Go, and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver it into the hand of the king.
1 Kings 22: And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner.
1 Kings 22: So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramothgilead.
2 Kings 8: And he went with Joram the son of Ahab to the war against Hazael king of Syria in Ramothgilead; and the Syrians wounded Joram.
2 Kings 9: And Elisha the prophet called one of the children of the prophets, and said unto him, Gird up thy loins, and take this box of oil in thine hand, and go to Ramothgilead:
2 Kings 9: So the young man, even the young man the prophet, went to Ramothgilead.
2 Kings 9: So Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi conspired against Joram. (Now Joram had kept Ramothgilead, he and all Israel, because of Hazael king of Syria.
1 Chronicles 6: And Ramoth with her suburbs, and Anem with her suburbs:
1 Chronicles 6: And out of the tribe of Gad; Ramoth in Gilead with her suburbs, and Mahanaim with her suburbs,
1 Chronicles 15: And with them their brethren of the second degree, Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, the porters.
1 Chronicles 15: And Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with psalteries on Alamoth;
1 Chronicles 16: Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obededom: and Jeiel with psalteries and with harps; but Asaph made a sound with cymbals;
2 Chronicles 17: And with them he sent Levites, even Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah, and Asahel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehonathan, and Adonijah, and Tobijah, and Tobadonijah, Levites; and with them Elishama and Jehoram, priests.
2 Chronicles 18: And after certain years he went down to Ahab to Samaria. And Ahab killed sheep and oxen for him in abundance, and for the people that he had with him, and persuaded him to go up with him to Ramothgilead.
2 Chronicles 18: And Ahab king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat king of Judah, Wilt thou go with me to Ramothgilead? And he answered him, I am as thou art, and my people as thy people; and we will be with thee in the war.
2 Chronicles 18: Therefore the king of Israel gathered together of prophets four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall we go to Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for God will deliver it into the king's hand.
2 Chronicles 18: And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramothgilead, and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver it into the hand of the king.
2 Chronicles 18: And when he was come to the king, the king said unto him, Micaiah, shall we go to Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And he said, Go ye up, and prosper, and they shall be delivered into your hand.
2 Chronicles 18: And the LORD said, Who shall entice Ahab king of Israel, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one spake saying after this manner, and another saying after that manner.
2 Chronicles 18: So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramothgilead.
2 Chronicles 22: He walked also after their counsel, and went with Jehoram the son of Ahab king of Israel to war against Hazael king of Syria at Ramothgilead: and the Syrians smote Joram.
Ezra 10: And of the sons of Bani; Meshullam, Malluch, and Adaiah, Jashub, and Sheal, and Ramoth.

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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ramah (Ramoth) of the South
RAMAH (RAMOTH) OF THE SOUTH . See Ramah, No. 8 .

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ramoth
RAMOTH . 1 . A Gershonite Levitical city in Issachar ( 1 Chronicles 6:58 , (73)), apparently = Remeth of Joshua 19:21 and Jarmuth of Joshua 21:23 ; Joshua 21:2 . For ‘Ramoth of the south’ see Ramah, No. 8 , 3 . For ‘Ramoth in Gilead’ ( Deuteronomy 4:43 , Joshua 20:8 ; Jos 21:38 , 1 Chronicles 6:65 (80)) see

Ramoth-Gilead.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ramoth-Gilead, Ramoth in Gilead
RAMOTH-GILEAD , or ‘ Ramoth in Gilead ’ (cf. Ramah, 5 ), was one of the cities of refuge ( Deuteronomy 4:43 , Joshua 20:8 ), assigned to the Merarite Levites of Gad ( Joshua 21:38 , 1 Chronicles 6:80 ). It was in the administrative district of Solomon’s lieutenant Ben-geber ( 1 Kings 4:13 ); the scene of Ahab’s last fight with the Syrians ( 1 Kings 22:1-53 , 2 Chronicles 18:1-34 ) and of another battle with them fought by Ahab’s son Jehoram, where he was wounded ( 2 Kings 8:28-29 , 2 Chronicles 22:5 ); the place where Elisha’s messenger anointed Jehu ( 2 Kings 9:1 ff.). That it was a place of some sanctity is probable from its name (‘the high places of Gilead’), and arguments, not altogether conclusive, have been offered in favour of its identification with Mizpeh , the place of the reconciliation of Jacob and Laban.

The attempt has plausibly been made to identify it with Gerasa , the modern Jerash an extensive town in the ancient territory of Gilead, of unknown origin, whose ruins are still among the most striking east of the Jordan. For this identification several forcible arguments can be brought forward. An identification with another place, Reimun , rests solely on the superficial similarity of the name, which is always an unsafe guide. Es-Salt is another suggestion. On the whole, however, Jerash is perhaps the most probable, though final decision must, as usual, be left to the test of excavation.

R. A. S. Macalister.

Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Ramoth-Gilead
As its name indicates, Ramoth-gilead was in the territory of Gilead, east of the Jordan River. It was in the region of the ill-defined border between the tribes of East Manasseh and Gad, and was one of the three cities of refuge in Israel’s trans-Jordan territory (Joshua 20:8-9). (For maps and other details see CITY OF REFUGE; GILEAD.)

Ramoth-gilead’s chief importance was as a defence outpost on the nation’s eastern frontier. Many battles were fought there, and the town often fell to invading armies (1 Kings 22:1-40; 2 Kings 8:28-29; 2 Kings 9:1-16). It was among the first places to fall when Assyria conquered Israel and carried the people into captivity (2 Kings 15:29).

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Ramoth-Gilead
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.)

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.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Ramoth-Gilead
(ray' mahth-gihl' ih uh) Place name meaning, “heights of Gilead.” One of the cities of refuge Moses appointed for unintentional killers (Deuteronomy 4:43 ; compare Joshua 20:8 ) and Levitical cities (Joshua 21:38 ). It probably was located in northeastern Gilead, east of the Jordan. Solomon made Ramoth-gilead a district capital (1 Kings 4:13 ). After the division of the kingdom about 922 B.C., the city fell to Syria (1 Kings 22:3 ) and remained there for almost seventy years. Ahab attempted to retake the city but was mortally wounded in the battle (1 Kings 22:29-40 ). Joram did recapture the city (2 Kings 9:14 ; compare 2 Kings 8:28 ). In Ramoth-gilead Elisha anointed Jehu as king over Israel (2 Kings 9:1-6 ). In 722 B.C. the region was taken by Assyria.

Mike Mitchell



Holman Bible Dictionary - Ramoth-Negev
(ray' mahth-neh gehb) See Ramah ; Ramath .



Holman Bible Dictionary - Ramoth
(ray' mahth) See Remeth .



Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Ramoth Gilead
("Heights of Gilead.") A fortress commanding Argob and the Jair towns, occupied by Solomon's commissariat officer (1 Kings 4:13). Keenly fought for by the Israelites and their enemies the Syrians under Ahab and Joram (1 Kings 22:4; it had been seized by Benhadad I from Omri; Josephus Ant. 8:15, section 3. Ahab fell in attempting to recover it). Joram of Israel allied himself with Ahaziah of Judah (2 Chronicles 22:5-6), gained and kept Ramoth Gilead in spite of Hazael (2 Kings 9:14-15; Josephus Ant. 9:6; section 1). Jehu from it started to seize the kingdom. 2 Kings 8:28 or Ramath Mizpeh in Joshua 13:26. The spot called by Jacob in his covenant with Laban, of which the pillar and stone heap was pledge, Galeed and Mizpah. (See MIZPAH.) A city of refuge in Gad (Deuteronomy 4:43; Joshua 20:8; Joshua 21:38). Now Es Salt, W. of Philadelphia, or else Jela'ad (Gilead) four miles N. of Es Salt, for Ramath Mizpeh is in the N. of Gad (Joshua 13:26), which Es Salt is not. The Arabic of Joshua 13:26 has Ramah el Jeresh or Ramah el Jerash (Gerasa).

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Ramoth (1)
A Levitical city of Issachar (1 Chronicles 6:73). Jarmuth in Joshua 21:28-29.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Ramoth (2)
Of the sons of Bani. Put away his foreign wife (Ezra 10:29).

Morrish Bible Dictionary - South Ramoth
See BAALATH-BEER.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - South Ramoth
SOUTH RAMOTH or RAMATH OF THE SOUTH. Bordering on the desert S. of Judah; resorted to by David toward the close of his wanderings, and rewarded with a share of the Amalekite spoil (1 Samuel 30:27).

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Ramoth
Eminences; high places
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Ramoth
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.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ramoth
1. Levitical city in Issachar. 1 Chronicles 6:73 . In the list of these cities in Joshua 21:28,29 Ramoth is omitted, but JARMUTH is perhaps the same place. See REMETH. Identified by some with er Rameh, 32 21' N, 35 10' E .

2. One who had married a strange wife. Ezra 10:29 .

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ramoth Gilead
Fortified city on the east of the Jordan and south of the Jabbok, in the tribe of Gad. It was one of Solomon's strongholds, but it afterwards fell into the hands of the Syrians. Ahab lost his life in trying to recover it. Joram was successful in taking it, but was wounded by the Syrians. We do not read of it later. 1 Kings 4:13 ; 1 Kings 22:4-29 ; 2 Kings 8:28 ; 2 Kings 9:1-14 ; 2 Chronicles 18:2-28 ; 2 Chronicles 22:5 . See RAMAH No. 5 and MIZPAH No. 1. It is called RAMOTH IN GILEAD, a Levitical city and a city of refuge. Deuteronomy 4:43 ; Joshua 20:8 ; Joshua 21:38 ; 1 Kings 22:3 ; 1 Chronicles 6:80 . Identified by some with es Salt, 32 2' N, 35 43' E . Others prefer Reimun, 32 16' N, 35 49' E .

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ramoth, South
See BAALATH-BEER.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ramoth in Gilead
See RAMOTH GILEAD.

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Ramoth
Ramoth (râ'moth), heights, and Ramoth Gilead. 1. A city in Gilead, within the limits of the tribe of Gad, Joshua 21:38; called also Ramah and Ramoth-Gilead. 2 Kings 8:28-29; 1 Kings 4:13; 1 Kings 22:1-37; 2 Chronicles 18:1-34; 2 Chronicles 22:5-6. It was one of the cities of refuge. Deuteronomy 4:43; Joshua 20:8; 1 Chronicles 6:80. During the reigns of the later kings of Israel, Ramoth was the occasion of several wars between them and the kings of Syria. 1 Kings 22:3; 2 Kings 8:28. It may be identical with es-Salt, but more probably with Gerash.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Ramoth
A famous city in the mountains of Gilead; often called RamothGilead, and sometimes Ramath-Mizpeh, or the Watchtower, Joshua 13:26 . It belonged to Gad, was assigned to the Levites, and became one of the cities of refuge beyond Jordan, Deuteronomy 4:43 Joshua 20:8 21:38 . It was famous during the reigns of the later kings of Israel, and was the occasion of several wars between these princes and the kings of Damascus, who had conquered it, and from whom the kings of Israel endeavored to regain it. Here Ahad died, Joram was wounded, and Jehu was anointed king of Israel, 1 Kings 22:1-53 2 Kings 8:28,29 9:1-14 2 Chronicles 22:5,6 .

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Ramoth - Ramoth . For ‘Ramoth of the south’ see Ramah, No. For ‘Ramoth in Gilead’ ( Deuteronomy 4:43 , Joshua 20:8 ; Jos 21:38 , 1 Chronicles 6:65 (80)) see... Ramoth-Gilead
Ramoth - Ramoth (râ'moth), heights, and Ramoth Gilead. A city in Gilead, within the limits of the tribe of Gad, Joshua 21:38; called also Ramah and Ramoth-Gilead. During the reigns of the later kings of Israel, Ramoth was the occasion of several wars between them and the kings of Syria
Ramoth in Gilead - See Ramoth GILEAD
Remeth - See Ramoth, 1
ra'Math-Miz'Peh - [Ramoth-GILEAD]
Ramah (Ramoth) of the South - RAMAH (Ramoth) OF THE SOUTH
Ramath of the South - It is the same as "south Ramoth" (1 Samuel 30:27 ; RSV, "Ramoth of the south")
Remeth - Probably the same as Ramoth in 1 Chronicles 6:73
Remeth - ) or Ramoth (1 Chronicles 6:73 ; Joshua 19:21 ), and probably also of Jarmuth (Joshua 21:29 )
Ramath (Ramah) of the South - ) South Ramoth, 1 Samuel 30:27
Remeth - ” Town in Issachar's territory (Joshua 19:21 ), likely identical with Ramoth (1 Chronicles 6:73 ) and Jarmuth (Joshua 21:29 )
re'Meth - ( Joshua 19:21 ) It is probably though not certainly, a distinct place from the Ramoth of (1 Chronicles 6:73 )
Anem - A town of Issachar, noticed with Ramoth
ra'Math of the South, - (Joshua 19:8 ) It is in all probability the same place as south Ramoth
Hieremoth - ] ‘and Ramoth’)
Coral - The Hebrew word is Ramoth, and occurs only in Job 28:18 and Ezekiel 27:16 : it signifies high priced or costly things
Beth-Nimrah - Numbers 32:3,36 ; Joshua 13:27 , and Nimrim, Isaiah 15:6 ; Jeremiah 48:34 ; a town in Gad, a little east of the Jordan, on a watercourse leading, from near Ramoth-Gilead, southwest into that river
South Ramoth - SOUTH Ramoth or RAMATH OF THE SOUTH
Baalathbeer - Joshua 19:8 ; also called 'RAMATH of the South;' and in 1 Samuel 30:27 South Ramoth; and apparently the same as BAAL in 1 Chronicles 4:33
Remeth - (See Joshua 19:8; Jos 19:21) The word is the same as Ramoth, signifying high or lofty
Ramoth-Gilead - As its name indicates, Ramoth-gilead was in the territory of Gilead, east of the Jordan River. )... Ramoth-gilead’s chief importance was as a defence outpost on the nation’s eastern frontier
Ramoth - It is often called Ramoth-Gilead. Eusebius says, that Ramoth was fifteen miles from Philadelphia toward the east
Ben-Geber - ” Solomon's district supervisor in the towns northeast of the Jordan River around Ramoth-gilead (1 Kings 4:13 )
ge'Ber -
The son of Geber resided in the fortress of Ramoth-gilead, and had charge of Havoth-jair and the district of Argob
Geber - The district governor over Ramoth-gilead was Ben-geber or the son of Geber
Ramoth-Gilead - Solomon made Ramoth-gilead a district capital (1 Kings 4:13 ). In Ramoth-gilead Elisha anointed Jehu as king over Israel (2 Kings 9:1-6 )
Refuge, Cities of - On the east of Jordan were, (1) Golan, in Bashan; (2) Ramoth-Gilead, in Gad; and (3) Bezer, in Reuben
Ramoth - In the list of these cities in Joshua 21:28,29 Ramoth is omitted, but JARMUTH is perhaps the same place
Jarmuth - Probably the same as REMETH in Joshua 19:21 , and Ramoth in 1 Chronicles 6:73
Jeremoth - Ezra 10:29, "and Ramoth" in the Hebrew margin (Qeri), but Jeremoth in the Hebrew original text (Κethib )
Tob - The site is perhaps et-Taiyibeh about twelve miles east of Ramoth-gilead near the source of the Yarmuk River
ra'Moth-Gil'Ead - (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 )
Micaiah - A faithful prophet who predicted in vain to Ahab the fatal termination of his expedition against Ramoth-gilead
Ramothgilead - (1 Kings 22:1-53; 2 Kings 8:1-29; 2 Kings 9:1-37) There was a son of Bani called Ramoth
Jeremoth - In the last instance Qerç has ‘and Ramoth’ (so AV [Note: Authorized Version
Refuge, Cities of - The biblical cities of refuge were Cedes, Sichem, Hebron, Bosor, Ramoth in Galaad, and Gaulon in Basan (Josue 20)
Micaiah - Son of Imlah and prophet of Yahweh who predicted the death of Ahab and the scattering of Israel's forces at Ramoth-Gilead (1 Kings 22:7-28 )
Jer'Emoth - ) ... The name which appears in the same list as "and Ramoth," ver
Jarmuth - REMETH in Joshua 19:20; Ramoth in 1 Chronicles 6:73
Geber - Father of one of Solomon's commissariat officers in Ramoth-gilead
Ramoth-Gilead, Ramoth in Gilead - Ramoth-GILEAD , or ‘ Ramoth in Gilead ’ (cf
Gerasa - An uncertain tradition of some Jewish scholars, favoured by some modern writers, identifies it with Ramoth-gilead . ... Gerasa is not mentioned in the Bible, unless the identification with Ramoth-gilead hold
Micaiah - When Ahab was joined by Jehoshaphat, and all Ahab's prophets foretold his success against Ramoth-gilead, Jehoshaphat asked if there was not yet another prophet of Jehovah of whom they could inquire. ... Then he relates that he had seen, probably in a vision, Jehovah sitting on His throne, and asking who would persuade Ahab to go to Ramoth-gilead and fall there
Coral - Ramoth, meaning "heights;" i
Jeremoth - Early Hebrew scribes and earliest translators read “and Ramoth
Coral - Its tree-like growth is implied by its name Ramoth , from raam "to be high"; others from the Sanskrit ramye , "pleasant
Jarmuth - It corresponds to Ramoth in 1 Chronicles 6:73 , and Remeth appears in Joshua 19:21 among the cities of Issachar
Cities of Refuge - Ramoth Gilead, on the site of Ez-Szalt (Ramoth ("high"), so is Jesus to us, Acts 5:31)
Ramoth-Gilead - Heights of Gilead, a city of refuge on the east of Jordan; called "Ramoth in Gilead" (Deuteronomy 4:43 ; Joshua 20:8 ; 21:38 )
Merari, Merarites - In the land they had twelve cities from among the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun, including the city of Ramoth-gilead
Cities of Refuge, - ... Ramoth-GILEAD, in the tribe of Gad
Ahazi'ah - After the battle of Ramoth in Gilead, in which Ahab perished [AHAB ], the vassal king of Moab refused his yearly tribute; comp. the two kings were, however defeated at Ramoth, where Jehoram was severely wounded
Merarites - The Merarites received an allotment of twelve cities from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun, including Ramoth-Gilead, a city of refuge (Joshua 21:7 ,Joshua 21:7,21:34-40 ; 1Chronicles 6:63,1 Chronicles 6:77-81 )
Ramoth Gilead - It is called Ramoth IN GILEAD, a Levitical city and a city of refuge
Micaiah - Three years after the great battle with Ben-hadad (20:29-34), Ahab proposed to Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, that they should go up against Ramoth-Gilead to do battle again with Ben-hadad
Gad (2) - Its chief cities were Ramoth-gilead, Mahanaim, Heshbon, and Aroer
Cities of Refuge - Ramoth-gilead, in the tribe of Gad, Deuteronomy 4:43; Joshua 21:38; 1 Kings 22:3
Gilead - Es-Salt, a town close by, is on the site of "Ramoth Gilead," the city of refuge in Gad. Being a border land, it was exposed to the marauding tribes of the desert (Joshua 17:1), and Ramoth Gilead was thought the eastern key of Palestine (1 Kings 22:3-6). (See Ramoth GILEAD
Jarmuth - above; thus spelling of Remeth, Ramoth)
Forbear - Shall I go against Ramoth Gilead to battle, or shall I forbear? 1 Kings 22
Mizpah - On Mount Gilead, also called Mizpeh of Gilead, Judges 11:29, and elsewhere, probably Ramoth-mizpeh, Joshua 13:26, and Ramoth-gilead, 1 Kings 4:13, and elsewhere, the place where Laban and Jacob set up a heap of stones as a witness and landmark between them
Ramah - Ramah of Gilead usually called Ramoth-Gilead. See Ramoth-Gilead
Ahaziah - Joram, king of Israel, 2 Kings 7, going to attack Ramoth Gilead, which the kings of Syria had taken from his predecessors, was there dangerously wounded, and carried by his own appointment to Jezreel, for the purpose of surgical assistance. In the meantime, Jehu, the son of Nimshi, whom Joram had left besieging the fortress of Ramoth, rebelled against his master, and set out with a design of extirpating the house of Ahab, according to the commandment of the Lord, 2 Kings 9
Ramoth Gilead - Joram of Israel allied himself with Ahaziah of Judah (2 Chronicles 22:5-6), gained and kept Ramoth Gilead in spite of Hazael (2 Kings 9:14-15; Josephus Ant
Jehoshaphat - Jehoshaphat appears as the ally of Ahab against Syria, and himself went into the battle of Ramoth-gilead ( 1 Kings 22:1-53 )
Haz'a-el - ( 2 Kings 8:7-15 ) He was soon engaged in war with the kings of Judah and Israel for the possession of the city of Ramoth-gilead
Ramah - A contracted form of Ramoth GILEAD
Jehu - He was a commander of the army when Elisha the prophet sent one of the sons of the prophets to Ramoth-gilead to anoint him as king (2 Kings 9:1-10 )
Joram, Jehoram - Joram and Ahaziah king of Judah went against the Syrians in Ramoth-gilead. There Joram was wounded, and he returned to Jezreel to be healed, leaving his army at Ramoth-gilead
Mesha - After the death of Ahab at Ramoth-Gilead, Mesha shook off the yoke of Israel; but on the ascension of Jehoram to the throne of Israel, that king sought the help of Jehoshaphat in an attempt to reduce the Moabites again to their former condition
Zedekiah - False prophet who advised King Ahab to fight against Ramoth-gilead, assuring the king of victory (1 Kings 22:1 )
Ramah - Sometimes Rama, Or Ramoth, is joined to another name, to determine the place of such city or eminence; and it is sometimes put simply for a high place, and signifies neither city nor village. See Ramoth
Bashan - ), where were threescore great cities with walls and brazen bars, administered for Solomon by Ben-geber of Ramoth-gilead ( 1 Kings 4:13 )
Jehoshaphat - He became Ahab's ally in the great battle of Ramoth-gilead, for which he was severely reproved by Jehu
me'Sha - (Genesis 10:30 ) ... The king of Moab who was tributary to Ahab, (2 Kings 3:4 ) but when Ahab fell at Ramoth-gilead, Mesha refused to pay tribute to his successor, Jehoram
Rama - ... ... The same as Ramoth-gilead (q
Gilead - ... In the days of Ahab Ramoth-gilead was in possession of the Syrians, which was followed by all Gilead and Moab falling into their hands
Gilead - ... In the days of Ahab Ramoth-gilead was in possession of the Syrians, which was followed by all Gilead and Moab falling into their hands
Ahab - Soon after, having gone with Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, to regain Ramoth-gilead from the Syrians, and joined battle with them in defiance of Jehovah, he was slain, and dogs licked up his blood at the pool of Samaria, 1 Kings 16:29-22:40
Jehoram - Jehoram engaged in the siege of Ramoth-gilead, and was wounded there
Ahab - After three years of peace, for some cause Ahab renewed war (1Kings 22:3) with Ben-hadad by assaulting the city of Ramoth-gilead, although the prophet Micaiah warned him that he would not succeed, and that the 400 false prophets who encouraged him were only leading him to his ruin
Gilead or Galeed - Upon it are the ruined towns of Jelad and Jelud; probably the site of the ancient city Gilead of Hosea 6:8 , else where called Ramoth Gilead
Joram or Jehoram - Joram was wounded in a battle with Hazael, and met his death, in the suburbs of Ramoth-gilead, by the hand of Jehu his general
Rabbath - It is now called Amman, and is about fifteen miles southeast of Szalt, the ancient Ramoth-Gilead
Ramah - By the name Ramah allusion is made to Ramoth-gilead (wh. Ramah (or Ramoth) of the South ( Joshua 19:8 )
Jeho'Ram - (2 Kings 8:4 ) It was soon after these vents that the revolution in Syria predicted by Elisha took place, giving Jehoram a good opportunity of recovering Ramoth-gilead from the Syrians. he accordingly made an alliance with his nephew Ahaziah, who had just succeeded Joram on the throne of Judah, and the two kings proceeded to occupy Ramoth-gilead by force
Hazael - ... The next mention of Hazael shows him fighting at Ramoth-gilead against the allied armies of Joram, king of Israel, and Ahaziah, king of Judah (2 Kings 8:28-29 ; 2 Kings 9:14 ; 2 Kings 9:16 ); the narrative here breaks off to deal with other matters, and does not say what the result of the fighting was, but from 2 Kings 10:32 ff
Mizpah, Mizpeh - Some suppose it to be identical with RAMATH-MIZPEH in Joshua 13:26 ; and this to be the same as Ramoth-GILEAD
Pisgah - rose Tabor's outline, Gilboa and little Hermon (jebel Duhy); in front rose Ajlun's dark forests, ending in Mount Gilead, behind Es Salt (Ramoth Gilead) The name Pisgah survives only on the N
ra'Mah - ... By this name in (2 Kings 8:29 ) and 2 Chronicles 22:6 only, is designated Ramoth-gilead
Omri - To strengthen his dynasty he allied himself to Benhadad I of Damascus, surrendering cities as the price of the alliance (1 Kings 20:34), including Ramoth Gilead (1 Kings 22:3)
Ahaziah - After the Israelite defeat at Ramoth Gilead. He allied himself with Jehoram of Israel, brother of the former Ahaziah (in spite of the warning God gave him in the fatal issue of the alliance of godly Jehoshaphat, his paternal grandfather, with wicked Ahab), against Hazael of Syria at Ramoth Gilead
Jehu - Jehu was then at the siege of Ramoth-Gilead, commanding the army of Joram, the king of Israel, when a young prophet appeared, who took him aside from the officers of the army, in the midst of whom he was sitting, and, when alone in a chamber, poured oil on his head, and said to him, "Thus saith the Lord, I have anointed thee king over Israel; thou shalt smite the house of Ahab, and avenge the blood of the prophets which hath been shed by Jezebel. " Joram, who at that time reigned over the kingdom of Israel, was then at Jezreel in a state of indisposition, having been wounded at the siege of Ramoth-Gilead. Jehu, intending to surprise him, immediately gave orders that no one should be permitted to depart out of the city of Ramoth, and himself set off for Jezreel
Argob (2) - Afterward one of Solomon's commissariat divisions under an officer at Ramoth Gilead (1 Kings 4:13)
a'Hab - After this great success Ahab enjoyed peace for three years, when he attacked Ramoth in Gilead, on the east of Jordan, in conjunction with Jehoshaphat king of Judah, which town he claimed as belonging to Israel
Jehosh'Aphat - 898, when he became Ahab's ally in the great battle of Ramoth-gilead, for which he was severely reproved by Jehu
Micaiah - Consulted by Ahab at Jehoshaphat's request when undertaking the joint expedition against Ramoth Gilead, which Benhadad had engaged to restore (1 Kings 20:34). ... Micaiah therefore revealed the source unseen of the 400 prophets' falsehood; Jehovah, seen in real vision on His throne amidst His hosts, asked, who shall persuade Ahab to go up and fall at Ramoth Gilead? A lying spirit undertook to influence the 400 to Ahab's ruin (Zechariah 13:2; 1 John 4:6)
Hazael - For when Jehu broke up the siege of Ramoth-Gilead, and came with his army to Samaria, Hazael took advantage of his absence to fall upon his territories beyond Jordan, destroying all the land of Gilead, Gad, Reuben, and Manasseh, from Aroer to Bashan, 2 Kings 10:32
Ahab - In a third campaign, having attempted, in alliance with Jehoshaphat, to retake Ramoth-gilead, still occupied by the Syrians, Ahab, though he disguised himself, was mortally wounded; and the dogs licked up the blood washed from his chariot in the pool of Samaria
City - There were six cities of refuge, three on each side of Jordan, namely, Kadesh, Shechem, Hebron, on the west of Jordan; and on the east, Bezer, Ramoth-gilead, and Golan
Jehu - Later he was general of the army, and commanded in the operations at Ramoth-gilead in the absence of king Jehoram
Mizpah - It may be the same as Ramoth-Gilead (Joshua 20:8 ), but it is more likely that it is identical with the foregoing, the Mizpeh of Genesis 31:23,25,48,49
Mizpah, Mizpeh - While the location of Mizpah of Gilead is not known, it was most likely located in the northern part of Gilead, perhaps a site like Ramoth-gilead
Jehu - At that time Syria was attacking Israel, and Jehu was commanding Israel’s army on its eastern border at Ramoth-gilead
Gilead - ... Chief towns of Gilead that feature in the Old Testament story are Jabesh-gilead (Judges 21:8-12; 1 Samuel 11:1; 1 Samuel 31:8-13), Mahanaim (Genesis 32:1-2; Joshua 21:38; 2 Samuel 2:29; 2 Samuel 17:24), Ramoth-gilead (Joshua 21:38; 1 Kings 22:3-4; 2 Kings 8:28; 2 Kings 9:1-3), Succoth (Genesis 33:17; Joshua 13:27; Judges 8:4-16) and Penuel (Genesis 32:31; Judges 8:4-17; 1 Kings 12:25)
Jehoshaphat - He went with Ahab to war against Ramoth-gilead, and nearly lost his life, but God delivered him
Miz'Pah - (Judges 11:34 ) It seems most probable that the "Mizpeh-gilead" which is mentioned here, and here only, is the same as the "ham-Mizpah" of the other parts of the narrative; and both are probably identical with the Ramath-mizpeh and Ramoth-gilead, so famous in the later history
Rama - Ramoth Gilead (2 Kings 8:29; 2 Chronicles 22:6)
Levitical Cities - Although six of the 48 were asylums for those guilty of manslaughter (Kedesh, Schechem, Hebron in Canaan, Bezer, Ramoth-Gilead, and Golan), Levitical cities and cities of refuge are not synonymous
je'hu - He was, under the last-named king, captain of the host in the siege of Ramoth-gilead
Refuge, Cities of - On the west were Kedesh of Naphtali, Shechem, and Hebron; on the east, Golan, Ramoth-Gilead, and Bezer, Joshua 20:7,8
Jehu - During the progress of a war against the Syrians, who were becoming more and more troublesome to Israel, in a battle at Ramoth-gilead Jehoram, the king of Israel, had been wounded; and leaving his army there, had returned to Jezreel, whither his ally, Ahaziah, king of Judah, had also gone on a visit of sympathy with him (2 Kings 8:28,29 )
Refuge, Cities of - These six cities were Kedesh, Shechem, and Hebron on the west, all well-known sanctuaries from early times, and Golan, Ramoth, and Bezer on the east. Of the situation of these last we know nothing definitely; even the site of Ramoth, to which reference is made elsewhere in the OT ( 1 Kings 4:13 ; 1 Kings 22:3 ff
Refuge - And on the other side, by Jericho eastward, there was Bezer in the wilderness of Ramoth in Gilead, and Golan in Bashan. So Ramoth and Golan both read with an eye to Jesus, as they express exaltation and joy, may be supposed to imply the raising up of the depressed spirits of a sinner when fleeing to Christ for refuge, and finding him all he stands in need of, as well as that "joy and peace in belie ving, when abounding in hope through the power of the Holy Ghost
Rabbah - of Εs Salt ("Ramoth Gilead"), 22 E
Ahab - Ahab therefore tried to recover Ramoth-gilead, being assisted by Jehoshaphat of Judah
Jehu - Jehu was captain of Jehoram, and was stationed at Ramoth-gilead to keep in check the Syrians on the east of the Jordan
Ahab - The resulting alliance produced cooperative efforts in sea trade (1 Kings 22:48 ; 2 Chronicles 20:35-37 ) and a joint military campaign to recapture Ramoth-gilead, which had fallen under Aramean control (1 Kings 22:2-40 )
Jehoshaphat - Escaping from the bloody battle of Ramoth-gilead, the prophet Jehu (2 Chronicles 19:1-3 ) reproached him for the course he had been pursuing, whereupon he entered with rigour on his former course of opposition to all idolatry, and of deepening interest in the worship of God and in the righteous government of the people (2 Chronicles 19:4-11 )
Micah, Micaiah - In reply to Abah’s inquiry Micaiah first prophesies smoothly; but Abah bids him speak nothing but the truth; thereupon he foretells the disaster that is to befall the allied armies of Israel and Judah if they go up to Ramoth-gilead to battle
Jehoram - Jehoram, king of Judah, had two accessions recorded in Scripture, and an earlier one not recorded, but conjectured by Usher;... (1) probably when Jehoshaphat went from his kingdom to Ramoth Gilead battle in his 17th year (2 Kings 3:1);... (2) when he retired from the administration, making his son joint king, in his 23rd year (2 Kings 8:16 margin);... (3) at Jehoshaphat's death, in his 25th year. The revolution in Syria seemed an opportunity to effect his father's project, to recover Ramoth Gilead. Jehu his captain was left at Ramoth Gilead to continue the war with Hazael
Judah, Kingdom of - In spite of his pious efforts for the instruction of his people through the princes, Levites, and priests, in God's law (2 Chronicles 17), and for the administration of justice in the fear of Jehovah (2 Chronicles 19), his affinity with Ahab and Ahaziah nearly cost him his life at Ramoth Gilead (2 Chronicles 18), and again in the wilderness of Edom (2 Kings 3:8-11), and caused the loss of his ships in Ezion Geber (2 Chronicles 20:36-37). ... He was reproved by the Lord's prophet Jehu, after his escape at Ramoth Gilead (2 Chronicles 19:2-3); then when he renewed the alliance with Ahab's son Ahaziah, by Eliezer; at last he saw the fatal effects of alliance with the ungodly (1 Corinthians 15:33), and would not let Ahaziah's servants go in his ships (1 Kings 22:48)
Hazael - ... Hazael having murdered Benhadad became king, and fought with Ahaziah king of Judah, and Jehoram of Israel, for Ramoth Gilead (2 Kings 8:28)
Refuge - Those on this side Jordan were Kedesh of Naphtali, Hebron, and Shechem; those beyond Jordan were Bezer, Golan, and Ramoth-Gilead, Joshua 20:7-8
Jehoshaphat - Some time after, he went to visit Ahab in Samaria; and Ahab invited him to march with him against Ramoth- Gilead
Zedeki'ah - as spokesman when the prophets are consulted by Ahab on the result of his proposed expedition to Ramoth-gilead
Jehoshaphat - ) A fatal union (1 Corinthians 15:33)! Many facts attest the intimacy between the two dynasties; (See ELIJAH'S avoiding Judah when fleeing from Ahab; the same names given in the two families; Jehovah's name compounded in names of Ahab's idolatrous children; Jehoshaphat's readiness to go with (See AHAB to battle at Ramoth Gilead. This want betrayed him into the alliance with Israel which on three occasions brought its penalty:... (1) at Ramoth Gilead,... (2) in the joint invasion of Moab (2 Kings 3) through the Edomite wilderness, and... (3) in respect to his naval enterprise for Ophir
Mizpah - Seemingly identical with Ramoth Gilead, or Ramath ("high place") Mizpeh (Joshua 13:26); now es Salt, or else Mizpah is the Mount Jebel Osha, to the N
Bezer - Ramoth in Gilead, a place of eminency
Oracle - ) that he saw the Almighty, sitting upon his throne, and all the host of heaven round about him; and the Lord said, Who shall tempt Ahab, king of Israel, that he may go to war with Ramoth Gilead, and fall in the battle? One answered after one manner, and another in another
War - As examples of more elaborate tactics may be cited Joab’s handling of his troops before Rabbath-ammon ( 2 Samuel 10:9-11 ), and Benhadad’s massing of his chariots at the battle of Ramoth-gilead ( 1 Kings 22:31 ); the campaigns of Judas Maccabæus would repay a special study from this point of view
Blood - of Jordan; Bezor in Reuben, Ramoth in Gilead (Gad), Golan in Manasseh, E
Elisha - While Jehu is commanding the forces besieging Ramoth-gilead, Elisha sends one of the sons of the prophets to anoint the general as king, and thus he executes the commission which Elijah received from Jehovah at Horeb ( 1 Kings 19:16 )
Ahab - ... With Jehoshaphat, in spite of the prophet Micaiah's warning, and urged on by an evil spirit in the false prophets, he tried to recover Ramoth Gilead (1 Kings 22)
Judea - There were Galaadites, or Gileadites, in 32 20' north latitude, now Zarca, east from Jordan, and north from the Jabbok; containing the cities of Ramoth-Gilead, Mahanaim, Jabesh-Gilead, at the foot of Mount Gilead. One of them, namely, Scythopolis, already described in the account of Samaria, was situated to the west of Jordan; but the other nine were all to the east of that river, namely, Gadara, or Kedar, a strong place on a hill, the capital of Peraea in the time of Josephus, about sixty stadia east from the sea of Tiberias, and much frequented for its hot baths: Hippos, sometimes called Susitha, thirty stadia northwest of Gadara; Dium, or Dion, of which the situation is unknown, but conjectured by D'Anville to have been about seven leagues eastward from Pella, a considerable town supplied with copious fountains, on the river Jabbok, fourteen miles south-east of Gadara, and celebrated as the place to which the Christians retired, by divine admonition, before the destruction of Jerusalem; Canatha, south-east of Caesarea, and between the Jordan and Mount Hermon; Garasa, afterward Jaras, three leagues north- east from the upper extremity of the sea of Tiberias, and much noted during the crusades; Rabbath-Ammon, the capital of the Ammonites, south-east of Ramoth, and near the source of the Jabbok, on the confines of Arabia, afterward called Philadelphia by Ptolemy Philadelphus, from whom it had received considerable improvements, of which the ruins are still visible; Abila, four leagues east from Gadara, in a fertile tract between the river Hieromax and Mount Gilead; and Capitolais, a town in Batanaea, five or six leagues east north-east of Gadara
Land (of Israel) - Bezer and Ramoth Gilead were in Transjordan and Golan was in Bashan
King - Gilboa, 1 Samuel 31:2 ; Ahab at Ramoth-gilead, 1 Kings 22:29 ff
Jordan - This bridge is on the direct route from Shechem to Ramoth-gilead
Jephthah - "... Jephthah accepted the terms, and "uttered all his words (repeated the conditions and obligations under which he accepted the headship) before Jehovah (as in His presence; not that the ark or any altar of Jehovah was there; simply Jephthah confirmed his engagement by an oath as before Jehovah) in Mizpeh," where the people were met in assembly, Ramoth Mizpeh in Gilead, now Salt
the Angel of the Church in Pergamos - Satan is like the King of Syria at the battle of Ramoth-Gilead
Elijah - But upon closer search into Scripture it is an undesigned propriety that he avoids the land of the king whose one grand error was his marrying his son Jehoram to Athaliah, Ahab's and Jezebel's daughter, at least as early as the sixth or seventh year of Jehoshaphat and the tenth or eleventh of Ahab (Blunt's Undesigned Coincidences); thereby he became so closely allied to the ungodly Ahab that at the Ramoth Gilead expedition he said to the latter, "I am as thou art, my people as thy people" (1 Kings 22:4). ... Three years later, part of the judgment foretold came to pass upon Ahab, whose blood, after his fall in the battle of Ramoth Gilead, the dogs licked up while his chariot was being washed in the pool of Samaria
Elisha - ... Elisha next proceeded to Ramoth Gilead in the hills east of Jordan, which Hazael had tried to occupy (2 Kings 8:28)