A famous city in the mountains of Gilead; often called Ramoth-Gilead, and sometimes Ramath-Mizpeh, or the Watchtower, Jos 13:26. It belonged to Gad, was assigned to the Levites, and became one of the cities of refuge beyond Jordan, De 4:43; Jos 20:8; 21:38. It was famous during the reigns of the later kings of Israel, and was the occasion of several wars between these princes and the kings of Damascus, who had conquered it, and from whom the kings of Israel endeavored to regain it. Here Ahad died, Joram was wounded, and Jehu was anointed king of Israel, 1Ki 22; 2Ki 8:28-29; 9:1-14; 2Ch 22:5-6.
1. A Gershonite Levitical city in Issachar (1Ch 6:58, (73)), apparently = Remeth of Jos 19:21 and Jarmuth of 21/23/type/asv'>Jos 21:23,2. For 'Ramoth of the south' see Ramah, No. 8, 3. For 'Ramoth in Gilead' (De 4:43; Jos 20:8; 21:38; 1Ch 6:65 (80)) see
1. Levitical city in Issachar. 1Ch 6:73. In the list of these cities in Jos 21:28-29 Ramoth is omitted, but JARMUTH is perhaps the same place. See REMETH. Identified by some with er Rameh, 32 21' N, 35 10' E.
2. One who had married a strange wife. Ezr 10:29.
RAMOTH, a famous city in the mountains of Gilead, 1Ki 4:13. It is often called Ramoth-Gilead. Josephus calls it Ramathan, or Aramatha. The city belonged to the tribe of Gad, De 4:43. It was assigned for a dwelling of the Levites, and was one of the cities of refuge beyond Jordan, Jos 20:8; 21:38. It became famous during the reigns of the latter kings of Israel, and was the occasion of several wars between them and the kings of Damascus, who had made a conquest of it, which the sovereigns of Israel endeavoured to regain, 1Ki 22:3-5. Eusebius says, that Ramoth was fifteen miles from Philadelphia toward the east. St. Jerom places it in the neighbourhood of Jabbok, and consequently to the north of Philadelphia.