Ramah to Resen
Dictionary of Bible Names

Ask a Question!   -   Newsletter
Ramah (Rama)
Strong's #H7414, #G4471

There are at least three Biblical cities with the name Ramah. One of these is located in Naphtali's territory and another in Asher's. A third Ramah, which is spelled Rama in the King James New Testament, is located within the tribe of Benjamin's territory (1Samuel 10:2).

Ramah in Benjamin is the birthplace, home and burial location of the prophet Samuel. Herod the Great's slaughter of all Bethlehem (and the surrounding area) males two years old or younger, in an attempt to kill Christ, fulfilled prophecy involving Ramah (see Jeremiah 31:15).

Joshua 18:25, 19:29, 1Samuel 1:19, 2:11, 7:17, 8:4, 19:18, 25:1, 1Kings 15:17, 2Kings 8:29, Jeremiah 31:15, 40:1, Matthew 2:18

Additional Studies

Double height of the watchers
Strong's #H7436

Ramathaimzophim is possibly another name for Ramah, the birthplace of Samuel the prophet.

1Samuel 1:1

See our listing for Lehi.

High place (height) of watch tower
Strong's #H7434

Ramathmizpeh was a city given to the tribe of Gad as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

Joshua 13:26

Read our dedicated article on this topic.

Heights, elevations, He is Most High
Strong's #H7216, #H3406

Ramoth, a town east of the Jordan River in Gilead, was one of the six cities of refuge set up by ancient Israel.

A man named Ramoth, whose name is derived from the Hebrew word meaning "elevations" or "He is Most High" (Strong's #H3406), is listed as a son of Bani by Ezra (Ezra 10:29).

Deuteronomy 4:43, Joshua 20:8, 21:38, 1Samuel 30:27, 1Kings 22:3, 1Chronicles 6:73, 80, Ezra 10:29

Read our dedicated article on this topic.

Ensnarer, to clog
Strong's #H7259

Rebekah, the sister of Laban, was the wife of Isaac. She was healed of being barren after her and her husband prayed to God. She gave birth to twins boys named Esau and Jacob (later Israel).

Genesis 22:23, 24:15 - 67, 25:20 - 28, 26:7 - 35, 27:5 - 46, 28:5, 29:12, 35:8, 49:31

Red Sea
Read our dedicated article on this topic.

Broad place
Strong's #H7340

Rehob was the king of Zobah whose son was defeated by King David near the Euphrates River. Another man named Rehob was a witness to a covenant made by Nehemiah the prophet.

Rehob was also the name of two cities within the tribe of Asher's territory.

Numbers 13:21, Joshua 19:28, 30, 21:31, Judges 1:31, 2Samuel 8:3, 12, 10:8, 1Chronicles 6:75, Nehemiah 10:11

A people has enlarged
Strong's #H7346

Rehoboam was the son of King Solomon who became the first ruler over the Kingdom of Judah after Israel split into two separate pieces in 930 B.C.

Rehoboam, at the age of 41, was the oldest known king to assume the throne in either Judah or Israel. He reigned from 930 to 917 B.C.

1Kings 11:43, 12:1 - 27, 14:21 - 31, 15:6, 1Chronicles 3:10, 2Chronicles 9:31, 10:1 - 18, 11:1 - 22, 12:1 - 16, 13:7

Additional Studies

Read our dedicated article on this topic.

Ballusters, rests, stays, resting places
Strong's #H7508

Rephidim was one of the places Israel camped at after leaving Egyptian bondage. The first post-Exodus war God's people fought occurred in Rephidim when the Amalekites carried out an unprovoked attack on Israel's weakest people (women, children, the elderly, those who are sick, etc.).

Rephidim is also the place where Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, advises him to delegate his responsibilities to others.

Exodus 17:1, 8, 19:2, Numbers 33:14 - 15

Additional Studies

Strong's #H7449

Resen was one of the many cities built by Nimrod.

Genesis 10:12

Previous    -    Next

Dictionary of Biblical Names
A   -    B   -    C   -    D   -    E   -    F
G   -    H   -    I   -    J   -    K   -    L
M   -    N   -    O   -    P   -    Q   -    R
S   -    T   -    U   -    V   -    Z

Series Notes
Scripture references are based
on the King James translation.

© Bible Study