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Ramathaim-zophim (rămˌəthāˈĭm-zōˈfĭm) [key], in the Bible, birthplace of Samuel, usually called Ramah and later Ramathaim. It has been variously identified with Ramah4, with Arimathaea, and with the modern Ramallah and Ramla. The land of Zuph is connected with the name.

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