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a “city of the Jews” (Luke 23:51)
This was the birthplace of the Joseph in whose tomb our Lord was laid (Matthew 27:57, 60; John 19:38). It is probably the same place as Ramathaim in Ephraim, and the birthplace of Samuel (1 Samuel 1:1, 19). Others identify it with Ramleh in Dan, or Rama in Benjamin (Matthew 2:18).