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Ramoth-Gilead

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As its name indicates, Ramoth-gilead was in the territory of Gilead, east of the Jordan River. It was in the region of the ill-defined border between the tribes of East Manasseh and Gad, and was one of the three cities of refuge in Israel’s trans-Jordan territory (Joshua 20:8-9). (For maps and other details see CITY OF REFUGE; GILEAD.)

Ramoth-gilead’s chief importance was as a defence outpost on the nation’s eastern frontier. Many battles were fought there, and the town often fell to invading armies (1 Kings 22:1-40; 2 Kings 8:28-29; 2 Kings 9:1-16). It was among the first places to fall when Assyria conquered Israel and carried the people into captivity (2 Kings 15:29).

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Fleming, Don. Entry for 'Ramoth-Gilead'. Bridgeway Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/bbd/r/ramoth-gilead.html. 2004.

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