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Holman Bible Dictionary

Baalah

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(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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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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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.

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