Raama in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
ra'-a-ma (ra`ma'): Thus spelled only in 1 Ch 1:9; elsewhere
"Raamah" (ra`mah). A son of Cush and father of Sheba and Dedan
(Gen 10:7 = 1 Ch 1:9). In Ezekiel's lament over Tyre (Ezek
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. 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
Raamah in Easton's Bible Dictionary
thunder. (1.) One of the sons of Cush (Gen. 10:7). (2.) A
country which traded with Tyre (Ezek. 27:22).
Raamah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
A Cushite race. Called son of Cush (Genesis 10:7; Septuagint
translated Rhegma the same as that in Ptolemy 6:7, S. of the
Persian gulf). Sheba and Dedan are Raamah's sons (Ezekiel
27:22). His locality must therefore be southern Arabia.
Renowned as traders with Tyre and other peoples (Ezekiel
Raamah in Hitchcock's Bible Names
greatness; thunder; some sort of evil
Raamah in Naves Topical Bible
-1. Son of Cush
Ge 10:7; 1Ch 1:9
-2. A place in Arabia
Raamah in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(horse's mane), a son of Cush and father of the Cushite Sheba
and Dedan. Ge 10:7 (B.C. after 2513.) The tribe of Raamah
became afterward renowned as traders. Eze 27:22 They were
settled on the Persian Gulf.
Raamah in Wikipedia
Raamah or Rama is a name found in the Bible (Hebrew: רעמה,
Ra‛mâh), means "lofty, exalted, that also may mean
The name is first mentioned as the fourth son of Cush, who
is the son of Ham, who is the son of Noah in Gen. 10:7, and
later appears as a country that traded with the Phoenician
city-state of Tyre, in Ezek. 27:22. It has been connected
with Rhammanitae mentioned by Strabo in the southwest
Arabian peninsula, and with an Arabian city of Regmah at the
head of Persian Gulf. He is the brother of Nimrod, who
founded several cities in Mesopotamia, including Babylon and
Nineveh. We know from the inscriptions of ancient Sheba that
Raamah's descendants settled near to the land of Havilah to
the east of Ophir.
This country of Raamah is usually assumed to be somewhere in
the region of Yemen; Sheba was a son of Raamah, and his
descendants are often held to be included among the Sabeans.
The Yemenites are dark-skinned as are the descendants of
their progenitor's eponymous grandfather, Kush or Cush,
commonly translated in the Bible as Ethiopia, meaning dark.
Dedan, son of Raamah. Apparently a region of the Tabuk
Province of Saudi Arabia.
However, there was also an Israelite city called Ramah,
somewhat closer to Tyre.
Raamah Scripture - 1 Chronicles 1:9
And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and
Raamah, and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and
Raamah Scripture - Ezekiel 27:22
The merchants of Sheba and Raamah, they [were] thy merchants:
they occupied in thy fairs with chief of all spices, and with
all precious stones, and gold.
Raamah Scripture - Genesis 10:7
And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and
Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and