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Bible Encyclopedias

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(Hebrews Baalis', בִּעֲלַיס , prob. for בֶּןאּעֲלַיס, son of exultation; Sept. Βελισά v. r. Βελεισσά, and even Βασίλισσα ; Vulg. Baalis), king of the Ammonites about the time of the Babylonian captivity, whom Johanan and his fellow-generals reported to Gedaliah, the viceroy, as having sent Ishmael to assassinate him (Jeremiah xl, 14). B.C. 587. Some MSS. have Baalim (בִּעֲלַים ), and so Josephus (Βααλείμ, Ant. 10:9, 3).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Baalis'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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