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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia
This word, which ordinarily designates a "high place" (see High Places), is introduced in Ezekiel 20:29 as a generic name for an idolatrous place of worship for the purpose of playing upon the word, as though "Bamah" were compounded from "ba" (come) and "mah" (whereunto); the term being thus interpreted as a place to which people comeâthat is, for worship.
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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Bamah'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tje/b/bamah.html. 1901.