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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.