Try out the new BibleStudyTools.com. Click here!

Ramathaim-zophim

Ramathaim-zophim [N] [H]

the two heights of the Zophites or of the watchers (only in 1 Samuel 1:1 ), "in the land of Zuph" ( 9:5 ). Ramathaim is another name for Ramah (4).

One of the Levitical families descended from Kohath, that of Zuph or Zophai ( 1 Chronicles 6:26 1 Chronicles 6:35 ), had a district assigned to them in Ephraim, which from this circumstance was called "the land of Zuph," and hence the name of the town, "Zophim." It was the birth-place of Samuel and the seat of his authority ( 1 Samuel 2:11 ; 7:17 ). It is frequently mentioned in the history of that prophet and of David ( 15:34 ; 16:13 ; 19:18-23 ). Here Samuel died and was buried ( 25:1 ).

This town has been identified with the modern Neby Samwil ("the prophet Samuel"), about 4 or 5 miles north-west of Jerusalem. But there is no certainty as to its precise locality. Some have supposed that it may be identical with Arimathea of the New Testament. (See MIZPAH).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Ramathaim-zophim". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Ramathaim-zophim [N] [E]

the two watch-towers
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Ramathaim-zophim'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Ramathaim-zophim

(the two heights of the watchers ). [RAMAH, 2]


Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Ramathaimzophim'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.