Baalah

Baalah [N] [H] [S]

mistress; city.

  • A city in the south of Judah ( Joshua 15:29 ), elsewhere called Balah ( Joshua 19:3 ) and Bilhah ( 1 Chronicles 4:29 ). Now Khurbet Zebalah.

  • A city on the northern border of the tribe of Judah ( Joshua 15:10 ), called also Kirjath-jearim, q.v. ( 15:9 ; 1 Chronicles 13:6 ), now Kuriet-el-Enab, or as some think, 'Erma.

  • A mountain on the north-western boundary of Judah and Dan ( Joshua 15:11 ).

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    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Baalah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Baalah [N] [E] [S]

    her idol; she that is governed or subdued; a spouse
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Baalah'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Baalah. [N] [E] [H]

    [BAAL, NO. 2]


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    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
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    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Baalah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    BAALAH

    ba'-a-la ba`alah; ("possessor," "mistress "):

    Three occurrences of this name:

    (1) = \KIRIATH-JEARIM\ (which see) (Joshua 15:9,10; 1 Chronicles 13:6).

    (2) A city in the Negeb of Judah (Joshua 15:29). In Joshua 19:3 Balah and in 1 Chronicles 4:29 Bilhah; perhaps also Boaloth of Joshua 15:24. The site is unknown; but see PEF, III, 26.

    (3) Mount Baalah (Joshua 15:11), a mountain ridge between Shikkeron (Ekron) and Jabnoel unless, as seems probable, the suggestion of M. Clermont-Ganneau (Rev. Crit, 1897, 902) is correct that for har ( = "mount"), we should read nahar ("river"). In this case the border in question would be the Nahr rubin. Here there is an annual feast held--attended by all classes and famous all over Syria--which appears to be a real survival of "Baal worship."

    E. W. G. Masterman


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    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BAALAH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.