Places in the Bible Today:

Ramah 7

Data

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

3 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Ramah 1 (ancient): very high confidence. It may be:
    1. cityscape of Al RamAl Ram

    2. cityscape of RamallahRamallah

    3. ruins at Ramat RahelRamat Rahel

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

  3. another name for Ramah 4 (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. cityscape of Al RamAl Ram

    2. cityscape of RantisRantis

    3. building at Beit RimaBeit Rima

    4. cityscape of RamallahRamallah

    5. ruins at Ramat RahelRamat Rahel

    6. building at Nabi SamwilNabi Samwil

Verses (1)

Neh 11:33

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
OpenBible.info (2007)Ramah 1
OpenBible.infoa75be6f (Ramah 7)
TIPNRRamah@Jos.18.25
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2696

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)
  4. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  5. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  6. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  7. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Ramah
  8. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001)
  9. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975)
  10. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  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 (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, another name for Ramah 1), 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.

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Thumbnail Image Credits

Soman, Soman, Bukvoed, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, יעקב, KafrAdDeek, Alexey Goral

About

This page attempts to identify all the possible locations where this biblical place could be. 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.