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

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1Chr 6:80

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Deut 4:43

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Josh 20:8

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1Kgs 4:13

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1Kgs 22

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2Kgs 9:1-16

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