Places in the Bible Today:

Ramoth-gilead

Data

Translated NamesRamoth-Gilead, Ramoth-gilead, Ramoth Gilead, Ramoth in Gilead
Typesettlement
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

5 Possible Identifications

  1. Tall er Rumeith (modern): 85% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tall er RumeithTall er Rumeith

  2. Ar Ramtha (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at Ar RamthaAr Ramtha

  3. As Salt (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of As SaltAs Salt

  4. Iraq al Amir (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. building at Iraq al AmirIraq al Amir

  5. Tall al Husun (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tall al HusunTall al Husun

Verses (20)

  1. 1Kgs 4:13, 22:3, 22:4, 22:6, 22:12, 22:15, 22:20, 22:29
  2. 2Kgs 8:28, 9:1, 9:4, 9:14
  3. 2Chr 18:2, 18:3, 18:5, 18:11, 18:14, 18:19, 18:28, 22:5

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Biblemapper.com809
Logos FactbookRamoth-gilead
OpenBible.info (2007)Ramoth-gilead
OpenBible.infoa2fe63c (Ramoth-gilead)
TIPNRRamoth-gilead@Gen.31.47
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2700
WikidataQ2006096

Sources

  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 441
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Ramoth-gilead (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Mizpah
  4. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Ramoth Gilead
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Ramoth-gilead
  6. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): pages 103, 224
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Ramoth-Gilead
  8. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  9. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 20:8
  10. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Ramoth-gilead
  11. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Ramoth-gilead
  12. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Ramoth-gilead
  13. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  14. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 25
  15. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 257
  16. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Ramoth-gilead
  17. IVP Atlas of Bible History (2006): Ramoth-gilead
  18. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Deut 4:42; Josh 21:38; 2Kgs 9:1
  19. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Ramoth-gilead
  20. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Ramoth-gilead
  21. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  22. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  23. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  24. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Ramoth-gilead
  25. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016): Ramoth-gilead
  26. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Ramot Gilad
  27. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Ramoth-gilead
  28. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 20:8
  29. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Ramoth-gilead
  30. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  31. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  32. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Deut 4:41; 1Kgs 22:3; 2Chr 18:2
  33. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 114

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications is changing over time. Each dot (conneceted by a dotted line) reflects the confidence of an identification over the preceding ten years (e.g., the 2009 dot reflects scholarship from 2000 to 2009), and the corresponding solid line reflects a best-fit line for the identification. Confidences that cluster near or below 0% indicate low confidence. Because of the small dataset, it's best to use this chart for general trends; if one identification is trending much higher than the others (in this case, Tall er Rumeith), then you can probably have higher confidence in the identification. This chart only reflects the sources I consulted (listed above), not an exhaustive review of the literature.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Yorudun, Omernos, Makeandtoss

About

This page attempts to identify all the possible locations where this biblical place could be. The confidence levels add up to less than 100%, indicating that the modern location is uncertain. It's best to think about the confidences in relative rather than absolute terms. Often they reflect different schools of thought, each confident in their identifications.