Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
RAMATH-MIZPEH . See Mizpah, No. 4 .
Easton's Bible Dictionary
The height of Mizpeh or of the watch-tower (Joshua 13:26 ), a place mentioned as one of the limits of Gad. There were two Mizpehs on the east of the Jordan. This was the Mizpeh where Jacob and Laban made a covenant, "Mizpeh of Gilead," called also Galeed and Jegar-sahadutha. It has been identified with the modern es-Salt, where the roads from Jericho and from Shechem to Damascus unite, about 25 miles east of the Jordan and 13 south of the Jabbok.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(ray' math-mihz peh) See Ramath .
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
- Ramath Mizpeh
Gad's northern landmark (Joshua 13:26). (See MIZPEH.)
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Elevation of the watch-tower
- ” An element of several names: Ramath-lehi meaning, “height of the jawbone,” site of Samson's victory over the Philistines (Judges 15:17 ); Ramath-mizpeh
(alternately Ramath-Mizpah) meaning, “height of lookout or watchtower” (Joshua 13:26 ); Ramath-Negeb meaning, “Ramath of the South,” (Joshua 19:8 ; 1 Samuel 30:27 )
- A famous city in the mountains of Gilead; often called RamothGilead, and sometimes Ramath-mizpeh
, or the Watchtower, Joshua 13:26
- Some suppose it to be identical with Ramath-mizpeh
in Joshua 13:26 ; and this to be the same as RAMOTH-GILEAD
- It is the same as Ramath-mizpeh
(Joshua 13:26 )
- (Judges 11:34 ) It seems most probable that the "Mizpeh-gilead" which is mentioned here, and here only, is the same as the "ham-Mizpah" of the other parts of the narrative; and both are probably identical with the Ramath-mizpeh
and Ramoth-gilead, so famous in the later history
( Joshua 13:26 )