heights of Gilead, a city of refuge on the east of Jordan; called "Ramoth in Gilead" ( Deuteronomy 4:43 ; Joshua 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 ( 2 Kings 9:1 2 Kings 9:4 ).
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.)
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
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Ramoth-gilead". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".