Places in the Bible Today:

Ramah 2


Translated NameRamah
Notesin Asher
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

3 Possible Identifications

  1. Ramyah (modern): 40% confidence
    1. military post at RamyahRamyah

  2. Rameh (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around RamehRameh

  3. another name for Ramah 3 (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Zeitun er RamehKhirbet Zeitun er Rameh

    2. cityscape of Er RamehEr Rameh

Verses (1)

Josh 19:29

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookRamah (of Asher) (2007)Ramah 2
OpenBible.infoa664d03 (Ramah 2)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2696
WikipediaRamah (partial)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Ramah (place)
  2. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Ramah
  3. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Ramah
  4. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  5. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Ramah
  6. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Ramah
  7. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  8. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Ramah
  9. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 19:29
  10. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Ramah
  11. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications is changing over time. Each dot (connected 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, Ramyah), 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.

Places with Similar Names

Thumbnail Image Credits

Oren1973, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Aviad2001


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.