Places in the Bible Today:

Ramah 9

Data

Translated NamesRamah, Ramathite
Typesettlement
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

6 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Ramah 1 (ancient): 25% confidence. It may be:
    1. cityscape of Al RamAl Ram

    2. cityscape of RamallahRamallah

    3. ruins at Ramat RahelRamat Rahel

  2. another name for Ramah 2 (ancient): 20% confidence. It may be:
    1. military post at RamyahRamyah

    2. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Zeitun er RamehKhirbet Zeitun er Rameh

    3. cityscape of Er RamehEr Rameh

    4. satellite view of the region around RamehRameh

  3. another name for Ramah 3 (ancient): 20% confidence. It may be:
    1. cityscape of Er RamehEr Rameh

    2. satellite view of the region around Khirbet Zeitun er RamehKhirbet Zeitun er Rameh

  4. another name for Ramah 6 (ancient): 20% 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

  5. another name for Ramah 4 (ancient): 15% 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

  6. another name for Ramah 5 (ancient): 15% 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 (1)

1Chr 27:27

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
OpenBible.infoad42cdc (Ramah 9)
WikidataQ7289111

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Ramathite
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Ramathite
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Ramathite
  4. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Ramathite
  5. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Ramathites
  6. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009): Ramathite
  7. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Ramathite
  8. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Ramathite
  9. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010): Ramathite

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, 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.

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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.