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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia
Place on the frontier between Judah and Philistia; mentioned only in the story of Samson (Judges 15:9,14,17). The name, (= "Jaw-Bone Height"), is explained by the tradition that Samson slew there 1,000 Philistines with the jaw-bone of an ass and then cast the bone away. More probably the hill was so called because of its peculiar form. The name of the spring 'En ha-á¸²ore (= "Partridge Spring"), which flows past the hill, is explained by legend to mean the "Spring of the Caller" ("á¸²ore") because it was in answer to Samson's prayer that Yhwh cleft the jawbone, sending forth a well of water. The scene of the Samson stories was laid in the vicinity of Timnath and Zareah, in the present Wadi al-á¹¢arar. It is also stated that Ramath-lehi lay near the chasm of Etam. Since the place is called Î£Î¹Î±Î³ÏÎ½ in the Septuagint, it has been identified with the site of Khirbat al-á¹¢iyar, south of Wadi al-á¹¢arar ("Z. D. P. V." 10:152 et seq.).
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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Ramath-Lehi'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tje/r/ramath-lehi.html. 1901.