Places of Section 3

Peraea and Dead Sea

16. Bethramphta, now Livias - (Tell al-Ramah)

On the left, we can see, then two towers that without any doubt frame a church (gate without pediment and a roof with, below it, a series of windows)

Betharam (Jos 13:27), a city of the tribe of Gad, near (Jerome: beyond) the Jordan, called Bethramphtha by the Syrians. This is called today Livias, having been renamed by Herod in honour of Augustus. (Eusebius, Onomasticon 48:14-15; Jerome 49:12-13)

Map Section 2 Ancient Sources Discussion

Photo: A moslem tomb marks the top of tell er-Ramah and military trenches border its feet.

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