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Baalah
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A city on the northern border of the territory allotted to Judah that is regularly associated with Kiriath-jearim (Josh 15:9–10, 29; 1 Chr 13:6). Since there is considerable overlap between the list of towns allotted to Judah (Josh 15:21–61) and the list of towns allotted to Simeon (Josh 19:1–9), the town called Balah (בָּלָה‎, balah) in Simeon’s allotment (Josh 19:3) may be the same place as Baalah. In the parallel list of Simeonite towns found in 1 Chr 4:28–33, the town is called Bilhah (בִּלְהָה‎, bilhah). In all three lists, Baalah, Balah, or Bilhah appear in the list in close sequence with many of the same places, including Hazar-shual, Ezem, Eltolad, and Hormah (compare Josh 15:28–30; 19:3–4; 1 Chr 4:28–30). However, those lists of towns suggest a location in the Negev, likely indicating the Baalah in the vicinity of Kiriath-jearim is a different location.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Baalah
Baalah (בַּעֲלָה‎, ba'alah). A city on the northern border of the territory allotted to Judah that is regularly associated with Kiriath-jearim (Josh 15:9–10, 29; 1 Chr 13:6). Since there is considerable overlap between the list of towns allotted to Judah (Josh 15:21–61) and the list of towns allotted
Bilhah in the Negeb
Bilhah in the Negev (בִּלְהָה‎, bilhah). A town allotted to the tribe of Simeon and thought to be part of the Judaean Negev since it appears in lists with other cities of the Negev, such as Beer-sheba and Ziklag (1 Chr 4:29; compare Josh 19:3). It appears to be the same town as Balah (בָּלָה‎, balah),
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baalah (Place)
BAALAH (PLACE) [Heb baʿălâ (בַּעֲלָה‎)]. 1. City on the N border of Judah (Josh 15:9, 10; 1 Chr 13:6). Owing to its biblical identification with Kiriath-Jearim (Josh 15:9; 1 Chr 13:6), it is to be located at Tell el-Azhar (Boling Joshua AB, 369), alongside one of the major routes leading through the
Balah (Place)
BALAH (PLACE) [Heb bālâ (בָּלָה)]. Town allotted to Simeon in the Negeb within the tribal territory of Judah (Josh 19:3). See BAALAH.
Bilhah (Place)
BILHAH (PLACE) [Heb bilhâ (בִּלְהָה)]. Simeonite town within the Judean Negeb (1 Chr 4:29). See BAALAH #2.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Balah
Balah. City in southern Palestine (Jos 19:3), probably identical with Baalah (Jos 15:29) and Bilhah (1 Chr 4:29).
Bilhah (Place)
Bilhah (Place). Town in the territory allotted to Simeon’s tribe (1 Chr 4:29), probably identical with Baalah (Jos 15:29) and Balah (Jos 19:3).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Balah
Balah bāʹlə [Heb. bālâ; Gk. Bōla]. An unidentified town in southwest Palestine in the territory of Simeon (Josh. 19:3). It is called Bilhah in 1 Ch. 4:29 and may be identified with Baalah in Judah (Josh. 15:29).
Bilhah
Bilhah bilʹhə [Heb. bilhâ; Gk. A Balaa, B Abella]. A city in Simeon (1 Ch. 4:29), probably identical with Baalah (2) (Josh. 15:29), Balah (19:3), and perhaps Baalath (19:44). The site is unknown.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Balah
BALAH City in southern Canaan (Jos 19:3), probably identical with Baalah (Jos 15:29) and Bilhah (1 Chr 4:29).
Bilhah (Place)
BILHAH (Place) Town in the territory allotted to Simeon’s tribe (1 Chr 4:29), probably identical with Baalah (Jos 15:29) and Balah (19:3).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Baalah
Baalah (bah´uh-luh), a feminine form of the word ba‘al (“master”), the name of the Semitic fertility god; it means “the place of Baal.”1 Another name for Kiriath-jearim, a city on the northern border of Judah (Josh. 15:9–10) where David kept the ark of the covenant before moving it to Jerusalem (1 Chron.
Bilhah
Bilhah (bil´huh).1 The slave of Laban’s daughter Rachel, and the mother of Dan and Naphtali (Gen. 29:29; 30:4–7). Rachel’s childlessness led her to give Bilhah as a wife to Jacob (30:4) to bear children for Rachel to claim (30:3). Bilhah bore Dan and Naphtali, leaders of two of the twelve tribes of
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Baalah
BAALAH1. A border city of northern Judah, better known as Kirjath-jearim or Kirjath-baal (q.v.), five miles W of Jerusalem on the road descending to the coast (Josh 15:9–10, 60), where the ark remained after its return from Philistia (1 Chr 13:6).2. A ridge, probably the hill of Mughar, some 20 miles
Balah
BALAH. A town of Simeon in the Negeb, perhaps SE of Beer-sheba (Jos 19:3). It may be the same as Bilhab (q.v.) in 1 Chr 4:29 and Baalah (q.v.) in Josh 15:29.
Bilhah
BILHAH1. A slave girl Laban gave to his daughter Rachel when she married Jacob (Gen 29:29), and whom Rachel gave to Jacob as a concubine (Gen 30:3–4). She became the mother of Dan and Naphtali by Jacob (Gen 30:5–8). After the death of Rachel she committed incest with Reuben (Gen 35:22).2. Town in the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Bilhah
BILHAH (Heb. bilḥâh). 1. A servant-girl in Laban’s household, given to Rachel on her marriage; in her mistress’ place she bore Dan and Naphtali to Jacob (Gn. 29:29ff.). Theories which start from the assumption that the ‘sons of Israel’ never actually existed as one family must suppose ‘sons of Bilhah’
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Baalah
Baalah (Heb. baʿălâ)1. Another name for Kiriath-jearim (Josh. 15:9).2. A mountain on the boundary of the tribal territory of Judah, between Ekron and Jabneel (Josh. 15:11).3. A city in the southern part of Judah (Josh. 15:29), perhaps the same as Balah (Josh. 19:3) or Bilhah (1 Chr. 4:29). It is
Balah
Balah (Heb. bālâ) (also BAALAH; BILHAH)A city in the southern part of Palestine, assigned to Simeon (Josh. 19:3). It is also called Bilhah (1 Chr. 4:29) and Baalah (Josh. 15:29).
Bilhah (Place)
Bilhah (Heb. Bilhâ) (PLACE) (also BAALAH, BALAH)A town in southern Judah (1 Chr. 4:29), also called Balah (Josh. 19:3) and Baalah (15:29). The site has not been identified.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Balah
Balah [bāˊlə] (Heb. bālâ;). An unknown city in the southern part of Palestine, assigned to Simeon (Josh. 19:3). It is also called Bilhah (1 Chr. 4:29) or Baalah (Josh. 15:29).
Bilhah (Place)
BILHAH [bĭlˊhə] (Heb. bilhâ;, possibly “modesty”) (PLACE). A city in the south of Judah (1 Chr. 4:29), also called Balah (Josh. 19:3) and Baalah (15:29). The site has not been identified.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Baalah
BA´ALAH (bāʹa-lā; “mistress”).1. A city on the northern border of the tribe of Judah (Josh. 15:10), one of the religious sanctuaries of the ancient Gibeonites, as it appears (15:9) that Baalah and Kiriath-jearim were applicable to the same place. See 1 Chron. 13:6.2. A city on the S of Judah (Josh.
Balah
BA´LAH (bāʹla; to “decay”). A city in Simeon (Josh. 19:3), or Baalah (15:29).