|ra'-a-ma (greatness; thunder; some sort of evil, horses mane)
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(1) One of the sons of Cush ( Genesis
(2) A country which traded with Tyre ( Ezekiel
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
greatness; thunder; some sort of evil
Smith's Bible Dictionary
(1) A son of Cush and father of the Cushite Sheba and Dedan. ( Genesis
10:7 ) (B.C. after 2513.)
(2) The tribe of Raamah became afterward renowned as traders. ( Ezekiel
27:22 ) They were settled on the Persian Gulf.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
(1) Thus spelled only in 1 Chronicles 1:9; elsewhere "Raamah" (ra'mah). A son
of Cush and father of Sheba and Dedan (Genesis
10:7 = 1 Chronicles 1:9).
(2) In Ezekiel's lament over Tyre (Ezekiel
27:22) the tribe of Raamah is mentioned along with Sheba as a mercantile people
who provided the inhabitants of Tyre with spices, precious stones and gold.
(3) It has generally been identified with Regina, mentioned by Ptolemy and Steph.
Byzantr. as a city in Southeastern Arabia on the shores of the Persian Gulf. The
Septuagint (Rhegma) itself supposes this site. But the Arabic name of the city
here indicated is spelled with a "g" and so gives rise to a phonological difficulty.
A more probable identification has been found in the Sabean ra'mah in Southwestern
Arabia near Me'in in the north of Marib. Me'in was the capital of the old Minaean
A. S. Fulton
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