Places of Section 5

Mount Ephraim and Benjamin

54. Armathaim, also Arimathea - (Ranthis)

We see a whole inscription in three lines by a completely preserved vignette of "a door between two towers" type


Ruma (Judg 9:31) or Aruma, where "Abimelech dwelt", as is written in the Book of Judges. Now it is called Remphis and is located in the boundaries of Diospolis, and many people today call it Arimathea. (Eusebius, Onomasticon 144:27-29; Jerome 145:27-29)

Map Section 5 Ancient Sources Discussion


Photo: The village of Ranthis, on the western samaritan hills.

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