Places in the Bible Today:

Ramah 5


Translated NamesRamah, Ramoth, Ramoth-gilead
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1 Identification

  1. another name for Ramoth-gilead (ancient): more than 95% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Tall er RumeithTall er Rumeith

    2. ruins at Ar RamthaAr Ramtha

    3. cityscape of As SaltAs Salt

    4. building at Iraq al AmirIraq al Amir

    5. satellite view of the region around Tall al HusunTall al Husun

Verses (2)

  1. 2Kgs 8:29
  2. 2Chr 22:6

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier (2007)Ramah 5
OpenBible.infoad27541 (Ramah 5)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2696


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Ramah
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)
  5. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  6. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  7. New Bible Dictionary (1996)
  8. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  9. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  10. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Ramah
  11. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001)
  12. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Ramah
  13. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975)
  14. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

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

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


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.