Ramoth-gilead: 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 9:1,4) 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.