Ramoth-gilead


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Ramoth-gilead

(rā`mŏth-gĭl`ēăd) or

Ramoth in Gilead,

city of ancient Palestine, E of the Jordan. It is named in the Bible as a place of refuge and as Ahab's last battlefield. It also appears as Ramah.
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Among the topics are new light on linguistic diversity in pre-Achaemenid Aramaic: wandering Arameans or language spread, whether material evidence of Aramean influences and presences in Iron Age Judah and Israel can be found, the Battle of Ramoth-gilead and the rise of the Aramean hegemony in the southern Levant during the second half of the ninth century BCE, Babylonian scribal practices in rural contexts: a linguistic survey of the documents of Judean exiles and West Semites in Babylonia (CUSAS 28 and BaAr 6), how Mesopotamian Ahiqar the Wise was: a search for Ahiqar in cuneiform texts, and Arameans in Egypt.
They plan to recapture the territory of Ramoth-gilead.
Micaiah prophesies destruction and disaster for the proposed battle at Ramoth-gilead.
Kedesh, Shechem, Hebron, Bezer, Ramoth-Gilead, and Golan were designated for refuge: one city for every two of twelve tribes.
Ramoth-Gilead (the really bad) was raised in a small Texas community.
The citadel of Ramoth-gilead stood guard over Israel's territory east of the Jordan River, on a site so strategic that the kings of Israel and neighboring Aram repeatedly fought to hold it, take it, or take it back.
And he [Ahaziah] went with Joram ben-Ahab to war with Hazael, King of Aram, at Ramoth-gilead, and the Aramaeans smote Joram.
Joram had been guarding Ramoth-gilead, he and all Israel, because of Hazael, King of Aram.
The sequence of events at Ramoth-gilead is not clear.
Joram, again like his father, was wounded at Ramoth-gilead.
He had presumably won back Ramoth-gilead from Aram, but that did not render Hazael any less dangerous a foe.
So the king of Israel gathered the prophets, about four hundred men, and asked them, 'Shall I march upon Ramoth-gilead for battle, or should I not?