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(ba' muhth- bay' uhl) Place name meaning, “high places of Baal.” Mesha, king of Moab about 830 B.C., mentioned it in the Moabite stone. Numbers 22:41 speaks of Bamoth or high places of Baal near the Arnon River. There Balak and Balaam could see all Israel. Joshua 13:17 lists it as a city Moses gave the tribe of Reuben. It may be modern gebel Atarus.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Bamoth-Baal'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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