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Bamah

Bamah [N] [H] [S]

a height, a name used simply to denote a high place where the Jews worshipped idols ( Ezekiel 20:29 ). The plural is translated "high places" in Numbers 22:41 and Ezekiel 36:2 .

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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.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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

Bamah [N] [E] [S]

an eminence or high place
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
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Bibliography Information

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

Bamah [N] [E] [H]

(high place ). Found only in ( Ezekiel 20:29 ) applied to places of idolatrous worship.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Bamah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

BAMAH

ba'-ma, ba'-ma (bamah, "high place"):

The word appears in Ezekiel 20:29 where reference is made to former "high-place worship," the prophet speaking with contempt of such manner of worship. Ewald suggests a play of words, ba', "come" and mah, "what," "what (mah) is the high place (ba-mah) whereunto ye come (ba')?" It is possible that reference is made to a prominent high place like the one at Gibeon (compare 1 Kings 3:4; 1 Chronicles 16:39; 21:29; 2 Chronicles 13) for which the name "Bamah" was retained after the reform mentioned by the prophet.


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