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Ramoth-Gilead, (Hebrew: רָמֹת גִּלְעָד; Douay-Rheims: Ramoth Galaad; meaning "Heights of Gilead"), is a city of refuge east of the Jordan river; called "Ramoth in Gilead" (Deuteronomy 4:43; Joshua 20:8; 21:38). It was in the tribal territorial allotment of the tribe of Gad.

Historical events

Here, during the battle of Ramoth Gilead between Israel and Arameans, Ahab of Israel joined Jehoshaphat in the battle but was mortally wounded by an arrow and died (1 Kings 22:1-36).

Later in an incident occurred when Ahaziah and Joram fought against Hazael king of Syria and Joram was wounded (2 Kings 8:28).

In this city, Jehu, the son of Jehoshaphat, was anointed by one of the sons of the prophets (9:1, 4).


It has with probability been identified with Reimun, on the northern slope of the Jabbok, about 5 miles west of Jerash or Gerasa, one of the cities of Decapolis.

Other possible locations include:

  1. Gerosh, about 25 miles north-east of Salt
  2. Ramath-Mizpeh.


Some or all of this article is forked from Wikipedia. The original article was at Ramoth-Gilead. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. This entry incorporates text from the public domain Easton's Bible Dictionary, originally published in 1897.