Baalah (of Judah)
Baalah • Balah • Bilhah
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Baalah (of Judah)
2. Also (probably) BALAH [Heb. bālâ] (Josh. 19:3); BILHAH [Heb. bilhâ] (1 Ch. 4:29). A city in the Negeb of Judah (Josh. 15:29). The site is unknown.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BAALAH bay´uh-luh [בַּעֲלָתbaʿalah]. The term, associated with several places in Judah, means “Lady” or “Mistress”; the identity of the deity is unknown. 1. A location, also known as KIRIATH-JEARIM, along the boundary of Judah’s tribal territory (Josh 15:9; 1 Chr 13:6).2. A town located in the southern