Ramah (rāˈmə) [key], in the Bible. 1 Town, NE ancient Palestine, allotted to Naphtali. 2 Town of Asher. 3 Unidentified town of Simeon, called Ramah of the south. It is apparently intended by the Ramoth in First Samuel, by the Baal in First Chronicles, and by Baalath-beer in Joshua. 4 Town of ancient Palestine, on the border between Judah and Israel. Ramah is the traditional burial place of Rachel. The Rama in the Gospel of St. Matthew is possibly the Ramah of Samuel: see Ramathaim-zophim. 5 Same as Ramoth-gilead. The term Ramathite may refer to any of the above.

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