Holman Bible Dictionary
(bay' uh lah) Place name meaning, “wife, lady,” or “residence of Baal.” 1. City on northern border of tribe of Judah equated with Kirjath-jearim (Joshua 15:9-11
). David kept the ark there before moving it to Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 13:6
). It is located at modern Deir el-Azar, eight miles west of Jerusalem. It is called Baale of Judah (2 Samuel 6:2
) and may be the same as Kirjath-baal (Joshua 15:60
). See Joshua 15:29
) that may be same as Balah (Joshua 19:3
) and as Bilhah (1 Chronicles 4:29
). Tribe of Simeon occupied it. Its location is unknown. 3. A mountain on Judah's northern border between Jabneel and Ekron. It may be the same as Mount Jearim.
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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Baalah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/b/baalah.html. 1991.