Places in the Bible Today:

Ramoth 2


Translated NamesRamoth, Ramoth-negev
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1 Identification

  1. another name for Ramah 6 (ancient): more than 95% confidence. It may be:
    1. ruins at Horbat UzaHorbat Uza

    2. satellite view of the region around Tel IraTel Ira

    3. panorama of the region including Beer YerohamBeer Yeroham

    4. artifact from Tel MalhataTel Malhata

    5. satellite view of the region around Tel MasosTel Masos

    6. satellite view of the region around Khirbet es SiyyaghKhirbet es Siyyagh

    7. historical cityscape of Al MagharAl Maghar

    8. panorama of Wadi el Qeinialong Wadi el Qeini

    9. satellite view of the region around Horbat TayyavHorbat Tayyav

    10. cave at Arak IsmainArak Ismain

    11. aerial panorama of the Nahal Avnon FortressNahal Avnon Fortress

    12. church at Deir el AzarDeir el Azar

    13. ruins at En HazevaEn Hazeva

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

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

    16. ruins at Bayt ItabBayt Itab

    17. panorama of MugharMughar

    18. ruins at QatraQatra

Verses (1)

1Sam 30:27

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier (2007)Ramoth 2
OpenBible.infoab049cf (Ramoth 2)
WikipediaList of minor biblical places#Ramat-Negev (anchor)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Ramoth
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)
  4. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): 1Sam 30:26-31
  5. Gordon, I and II Samuel (1986): 1Sam 30:27
  6. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  7. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001)
  8. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Ramoth
  9. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975)

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification 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

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


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.