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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
BAALATH-BEER (PLACE) [Heb baʿalat bĕʾēr (בַּעַלַת בְּאֵר)]. A site mentioned in the list of towns purportedly assigned to the patrimony of the tribe of Simeon by Joshua after the conquest (Josh 19:8) and called Baal in a later version of this list (1 Chr 4:33). The list, widely believed to derive from
RAMOTH (PLACE) [Heb rāʾmôt (רָאמֹות)]. A town of the tribe of Issachar, reportedly granted to the sons of Gershom (1 Chr 6:58—Eng 6:73). The city listed at the same point in the parallel levitical town register in Josh 21:29 is called Jarmuth (yarmût); the LXX supports “Ramoth” as the probable original
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Baalath-beer. Place name meaning “mistress” or “lady of the well.” Like the masculine counterpart Baal, Baalath often appears in a compound place-name. It seems to suggest that the Canaanite goddess Baalath, patron of Byblos, was associated with the particular place or well. Baalath-beer was the name
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BAALATH-BEER Place-name meaning “mistress” or “lady of the well.” Like the masculine counterpart Baal, Baalath often appears in a compound place-name. It seems to suggest that the Canaanite goddess Baalath, patron of Byblos, was associated with the particular place or well. Baalath-beer was the name
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Baalath-beer (bah´uh-lath-bee´uhr). A city apportioned to the tribe of Simeon in Josh. 19:8. Also called Ramah of the Negev, it is sometimes equated with Baalath. See also Baalath; Ramah.The temple of Bacchus at Baalbek, a city in the Beqa‘a Valley of Lebanon and site of the Roman city of Heliopolis.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BAALATH-BEER. A border city of the tribe of Simeon, apparently also known as Ramah (q.v.) of the Negeb (Josh 19:8; 1 Sam 30:27). The shrine of a Canaanite goddess was located here and was simply referred to as Baal (1 Chr 4:33). An early 6th cen. b.c. Heb. ostracon from Arad mentions Ramath-negeb and
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Baal (Heb. baʿal) (PLACE)A city in the tribal territory of Simeon (1 Chr. 4:33), identical with Balaath-beer.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ba´al, geographical. This word occurs as the prefix or suffix to the names of several places in Palestine, some of which are as follows:1. Baal, a town of Simeon, named only in 1 Chron. 4:33, which from the parallel list in Josh. 19:8 seems to have been identical with Baalath-beer.2. Baalah (mistress).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
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