Ramoth-gilead

Ramoth-gilead (Ray´muhth-gil´ee-uhd)

A levitical city of the tribe of Gad. In the tribal inheritance, Ramoth-gilead was assigned to Gad and became both a levitical city and a city of refuge (Josh 21:38; 1Chr 6:80; Deut 4:43; Josh 20:8). It was located east of the Jordan River in an area that later became the shifting border between Syria and Israel. During Solomon’s reign it was a chief town of a tax district (1Kgs 4:13). King Ahab of Israel was killed there (1Kgs 22), and there the prophet Elisha anointed Jehu king of Israel (2Kgs 9:1-16).

Josh 21:38

38Out of the tribe of Gad: Ramoth in Gilead with its pasture lands, the city of refuge for the slayer, Mahanaim with its pasture lands,

1Chr 6:80

80and out of the tribe of Gad: Ramoth in Gilead with its pasture lands, Mahanaim with its pasture lands,

Deut 4:43

43Bezer in the wilderness on the tableland belonging to the Reubenites, Ramoth in Gilead belonging to the Gadites, and Golan in Bashan belonging to the Manassit ... View more

Josh 20:8

8And beyond the Jordan east of Jericho, they appointed Bezer in the wilderness on the tableland, from the tribe of Reuben, and Ramoth in Gilead, from the tribe ... View more

1Kgs 4:13

13Ben-geber, in Ramoth-gilead (he had the villages of Jair son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead, and he had the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, sixty great ... View more

1Kgs 22

Joint Campaign with Judah against Aram
1For three years Aram and Israel continued without war.2But in the third year King Jehoshaphat of Judah came down to the ... View more

2Kgs 9:1-16

Anointing of Jehu
1Then the prophet Elisha called a member of the company of prophets and said to him, “Gird up your loins; take this flask of oil in your hand, ... View more

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