Meaning: dwellings

the name given to the prophetical college established by Samuel near Ramah

It consisted of a cluster of separate dwellings, and hence its name. David took refuge here when he fled from Saul (1 Samuel 19:18, 19, 22, 23), and here he passed a few weeks in peace (compare Psalm 11). It was probably the common residence of the “sons of the prophets.”