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Bajith

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

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(Heb. with the art. hab-ba'yith, הִבִּיַת , the house), taken by some to be the name of a city in Moab, where there may have been a celebrated idol temple. It occurs in the prophecy against Moab (Isaiah 15:2): "He is gone up to Bajith and to Dibon, the high places, to weep," which passage is thus interpreted by Bishop Lowth: "He is used for the people of Moab. Bajith and Dibon are in the Chaldee and Syriac versions made into the name of one place, Beth-Dibon. Beth [i.e. Bajith] may signify the house or temple of an idol." The Sept. has Λυπεῖσθε ἑφ᾿ ἑαυτούς, Vulg. Ascendit domus. Gesenius (Comment. zu Jesa. in loc.) understands it as referring, not to a place of this name, but to the "temple" of the false gods of Moab, as opposed to the "high places" in the same sentence (comp. 16:12). The allusion has been supposed to be to Beth-Baalmeon, or Beth-diblathaim, which are named in Jeremiah 48:22, as here, with Dibon and Nebo. In this view Henderson (Comment. in loc.) coincides. (See BAMOTH).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Bajith'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​b/bajith.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
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