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 for Rama
From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Rama
     (Matt. 2:18), the Greek form of Ramah. (1.) A city first
     mentioned in Josh. 18:25, near Gibeah of Benjamin. It was
     fortified by Baasha, king of Israel (1 Kings 15:17-22; 2 Chr.
     16:1-6). Asa, king of Judah, employed Benhadad the Syrian king
     to drive Baasha from this city (1 Kings 15:18, 20). Isaiah
     (10:29) refers to it, and also Jeremiah, who was once a prisoner
     there among the other captives of Jerusalem when it was taken by
     Nebuchadnezzar (Jer. 39:8-12; 40:1). Rachel, whose tomb lies
     close to Bethlehem, is represented as weeping in Ramah (Jer.
     31:15) for her slaughtered children. This prophecy is
     illustrated and fulfilled in the re-awakening of Rachel's grief
     at the slaughter of the infants in Bethlehem (Matt. 2:18). It is
     identified with the modern village of er-Ram, between Gibeon and
     Beeroth, about 5 miles due north of Jerusalem. (See SAMUEL.)
     
       (2.) A town identified with Rameh, on the border of Asher,
     about 13 miles south-east of Tyre, "on a solitary hill in the
     midst of a basin of green fields" (Josh. 19:29).
     
       (3.) One of the "fenced cities" of Naphtali (Josh. 19:36), on
     a mountain slope, about seven and a half miles west-south-west
     of Safed, and 15 miles west of the north end of the Sea of
     Galilee, the present large and well-built village of Rameh.
     
       (4.) The same as Ramathaim-zophim (q.v.), a town of Mount
     Ephraim (1 Sam. 1:1, 19).
     
       (5.) The same as Ramoth-gilead (q.v.), 2 Kings 8:29; 2 Chr.
     22:6.
     

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