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Baal-Zephon
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Baal-Zephon
Baal-Zephon (בַּעַל צְפוֹן‎, ba'al tsephon;, בַּעַל צְפֹן‎, ba'al tsephon). The place where the Israelites camped before crossing the Red Sea (Exod 14:2, 9; Num 33:7).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baal-Zephon (Place)
BAAL-ZEPHON (PLACE) [Heb baʿal ṣĕpōn (בַּעַל צְפֹן)]. A site in the Egyptian E Delta that is mentioned together with Migdol to help locate Pi-hahiroth, near the place where the Israelites crossed the sea (Exod 14:2, 9; Num 33:7). The precise location of Baal-zephon (and of Migdol and Pi-hahiroth as
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Baal-zephon
Baal-zephon. Area opposite the Israelites’ encampment just before they crossed the Red Sea (Ex 14:2, 9; Nm 33:7). The exact location of Baal-zephon is unknown but probably was in NE Egypt. The name means “lord of the north,” and a shrine to a Semitic deity was presumably located there. The god Baal-zephon
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Baal-Zephon
Baal-Zephon bāl-zēʹfon [Heb. ba‘al ṣep̱ôn—‘lord of the north’]. A place along the route of the Exodus used to locate Pi-hahiroth (which was “in front of Baal-zephon,” Ex. 14:2, 9, or “east of Baal-zephon,” Nu. 33:7; the encampment is further described as “between Migdol and the sea”). The location
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Baal-Zephon
BAAL-ZEPHON Area opposite the Israelites’ encampment just before they crossed the Red Sea (Ex 14:2, 9; Nm 33:7). The exact location of Baal-zephon is unknown but probably was in northeast Egypt. The name means “lord of the north,” and a shrine to a Semitic deity was presumably located there. The god
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Baal-Zephon
Baal-zephon (bay´uhl-zee´fon, bah´uhl-zee´ fon), possibly Tell Defenneh (Egyptian Tahpanhes) in the eastern Nile Delta; a point on the exodus route (Exod. 14:2; Num. 33:7).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Baal-Zephon
BAAL-ZEPHON. One of the three sites mentioned near the Red Sea in connection with the Israelites’ crossing (Ex 14:2, 9). The exact location is unknown, but the divinity for whom the place was named is mentioned in Ugaritic, Egyptian and Phoenician literature as a sea-and storm-god. See Exodus, The.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Baal-Zephon
BAAL-ZEPHON (‘Baal [lord] of the north’). The name of a place in the Egyptian E Delta near which the Israelites camped during their Exodus (Ex. 14:2, 9; Nu. 33:7), deriving from the name of the Canaanite god Baal-Zephon. The ‘waters of Baal’ were in the general area of the Delta residence Pi-R‘mesē
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Baal-Zephon
Baal-Zephon (Heb. baʿal ṣĕp̱ôn)“Lord of the North,” another name for Baal, the Canaanite storm-god. Baal-zephon has been compared to the Greek Zeus-casius; both were patrons of ships and sailors.Baal-zephon probably refers to a city which had a temple dedicated to the god, and most likely a seaport.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Baal-Zephon
Baal-Zephon [bāl zēˊfŏn] (Heb. ba˓al ṣepôn “lord of the north,” or “Baal of the north wind”). A station along Israel’s journey following the Exodus from Egypt, perhaps a designation of a temple or sacred mountain (Exod. 14:2, 9; Num. 33:7). In the annals of King Sargon is mentioned a deity with
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Baal-Zephon
BAAL-ZEPHON A place in Egypt close to the spot where the Red Sea was divided (Exod. 14:2, 9, 16; Num. 33:7–8). Identification of this site depends upon the actual route taken by the Israelites on their journey from Egypt to the land of Canaan According to those who favor a northerly route, Baal-Zephon
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Baal-Zephon
BAAL-ZEPHON A town to which the Israelites were directed during their flight from Egypt (Exod 14:1–2), near the third encampment of the Exodus journey (Num 33:7). According to Exodus, Moses was instructed to have the people of Israel “encamp in front of Piha-hiroth, between Migdol and the sea, in front
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