Places in the Bible Today:

Ramah 6


Translated NamesRamah, Ramath
Notesin Simeon or the Negev
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

4 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Baalath-beer (ancient): 40% confidence. It may be:
    1. panorama of the region including Beer YerohamBeer Yeroham

    2. artifact from Tel MalhataTel Malhata

    3. satellite view of the region around Tel MasosTel Masos

    4. satellite view of the region around Tel IraTel Ira

    5. panorama of Wadi el Qeinialong Wadi el Qeini

    6. historical cityscape of Al MagharAl Maghar

    7. satellite view of the region around Horbat TayyavHorbat Tayyav

    8. ruins at Horbat UzaHorbat Uza

    9. aerial panorama of the Nahal Avnon FortressNahal Avnon Fortress

    10. church at Deir el AzarDeir el Azar

    11. panorama of MugharMughar

    12. ruins at En HazevaEn Hazeva

    13. ruins at QatraQatra

    14. satellite view of the region around Keslawithin 1 km of Kesla

    15. satellite view of the region around Tulul el MedbahTulul el Medbah

  2. Tel Ira (modern): 25% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tel IraTel Ira

  3. Horbat Uza (modern): 20% confidence
    1. ruins at Horbat UzaHorbat Uza

  4. another name for Ramath-lehi (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet es SiyyaghKhirbet es Siyyagh

    2. cave at Arak IsmainArak Ismain

    3. ruins at Bayt ItabBayt Itab

Verses (1)

Josh 19:8

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookRamah (of Simeon) (2007)Ramah 1
OpenBible.infoaaa4c6e (Ramah 6)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2696
WikipediaList of minor biblical places#Ramat-Negev (anchor)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Ramah (place)
  2. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Ramah
  4. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Ramah
  5. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 19
  6. Howard, Joshua (1998): 19:2-8
  7. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Ramah
  8. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): 1Sam 30:27-31
  9. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 96
  10. New Bible Atlas (1985): Ramah
  11. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  12. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  13. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Ramah of the Negev, Ramah of the South
  14. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Ramath of the South
  15. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 19:8
  16. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Ramah
  17. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  18. 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, for example, 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

Mboesch, Gary Todd, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Lior Golgher, Anonymous, Lior Golgher, Amos Meron, Bahnfrend, Ori~, Bukvoed, Bukvoed, savion29, Danny Lyulev


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.