1 Samuel 7:17
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But he always went back to Ramah, where his home was, and there he also held court for Israel. And he built an altar there to the LORD.

King James Bible
And his return was to Ramah; for there was his house; and there he judged Israel; and there he built an altar unto the LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
And his return was to Ramah; for there was his house, and there he judged Israel; and there he built an altar to Jehovah.

World English Bible
His return was to Ramah, for there was his house; and there he judged Israel: and he built there an altar to Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
and his returning is to Ramath, for there is his house, and there he hath judged Israel, and he buildeth there an altar to Jehovah.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He went from year to year in circuit - When he was at Beth-el, the tribe of Ephraim, and all the northern parts of the country, could attend him; when at Gilgal, the tribe of Benjamin, and those beyond Jordan, might have easy access to him; and when at Mizpeh, he was within reach of Judah, Simeon, and Gad; but Ramah was the place of his ordinary abode; and there he held his court, for there he judged Israel; and, as it is probable that Shiloh was destroyed, it is said, 1 Samuel 7:17, that there (viz., at Ramah) he built an altar unto the Lord. This altar, being duly consecrated, the worship performed at it was strictly legal. Ramah, which is said to be about six miles from Jerusalem, was the seat of prophecy during the life of Samuel; and there it is probable all Israel came to consult him on matters of a spiritual nature, as there was the only altar of God in the land of Israel.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1 Samuel 1:1,19 Now there was a certain man of Ramathaimzophim, of mount Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu...

1 Samuel 8:4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel to Ramah,

1 Samuel 19:18-23 So David fled, and escaped, and came to Samuel to Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done to him...

he built

1 Samuel 11:15 And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal...

Genesis 12:7,8 And the LORD appeared to Abram, and said, To your seed will I give this land: and there built he an altar to the LORD...

Genesis 33:20 And he erected there an altar, and called it EleloheIsrael.

Genesis 35:7 And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because there God appeared to him...

Judges 21:5 And the children of Israel said, Who is there among all the tribes of Israel that came not up with the congregation to the LORD?...

1 Kings 18:30-36 And Elijah said to all the people, Come near to me. And all the people came near to him...

Library
Sermon at the Faribault Celebration of the Centennial of the Inauguration of George Washington, 1789-1889.
"Then Samuel took a stone and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebeneser, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us."-- 1 SAMUEL vii. 12. No words are more fitting on this Centennial day. One hundred years ago George Washington was inaugurated the first President of the United States. Words are powerless to express the grateful thoughts which swell patriot hearts. Save that people whom God led out of Egypt with His pillar of fire and His pillar of cloud, I know of no nation
H.B. Whipple—Five Sermons

Ebenezer 1Sam 7:12

John Newton—Olney Hymns

Cross References
Judges 21:4
Early the next day the people built an altar and presented burnt offerings and fellowship offerings.

1 Samuel 1:1
There was a certain man from Ramathaim, a Zuphite from the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Elkanah son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite.

1 Samuel 1:19
Early the next morning they arose and worshiped before the LORD and then went back to their home at Ramah. Elkanah made love to his wife Hannah, and the LORD remembered her.

1 Samuel 2:11
Then Elkanah went home to Ramah, but the boy ministered before the LORD under Eli the priest.

1 Samuel 8:4
So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah.

1 Samuel 9:12
"He is," they answered. "He's ahead of you. Hurry now; he has just come to our town today, for the people have a sacrifice at the high place.

1 Samuel 14:35
Then Saul built an altar to the LORD; it was the first time he had done this.

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