Ramothgilead

“Heights of Gilead, a city of refuge on the east of Jordan;” “called “Ramoth in Gilead” (Deut. 4:43; Josh. 20:8; 21:38). Here” “Ahab, who joined Jehoshaphat in an endeavour to rescue it from” “the hands of the king of Syria, was mortally wounded (1 Kings” 22:1-36). A similar attempt was afterwards made by Ahaziah and “Joram, when the latter 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. Others identify it with” “Gerosh, about 25 miles north-east of es-Salt, with which also” many have identified it. (See RAMATH-MIZPEH.)

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