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Baalath-beer
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Baalath-Beer
Baalath-Beer (בַּעֲלַת בְּאֵר‎, ba'alath be'er). A town assigned to the tribe of Simeon (Josh 19:8).
Ramoth
Ramoth (רָאמוֹת‎, ramoth). A Levitical city assigned to the tribe of Issachar (1 Chr 6:73). May have been the same place as Jarmuth (Josh 21:29) and Remeth (Josh 19:21).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baalath-Beer (Place)
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
Baal (Place)
BAAL (PLACE) [Heb baʿal (בַּעַל)]. In 1 Chr 4:33, an alternative form of the toponym BAALATH-BEER.
Ramoth (Place)
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
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
Baal (Place)
Baal (Place). Alternate name for Baalath-beer, a city defining a portion of the boundary of Simeon’s territory, in 1 Chronicles 4:33.See Baalath-beer.
Ramoth (Place)
Ramoth (Place). 1. Abbreviated form of Ramoth-gilead.See Ramoth-gilead.2. Alternate name for Baalath-beer, the city in the Negeb, in 1 Samuel 30:27.See Baalath-beer.3. Alternate name (or textual corruption) of Jarmuth, a levitical city, in 1 Chronicles 6:73.See Jarmuth #2.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Baalath-Beer
Baalath-Beer bāʹə-lath-bēʹər [Heb. ba‘alaṯ be’ēr—‘lady of the well’] (Josh. 19:8); BAAL bāˊəl [Heb. ba‘al—‘lord’] (1 Ch. 4:33). A village included in the inheritance of Simeon. It is also designated as “Ramah [high place] of the South [or Negeb]” while in 1 S. 30:27 it is described as “Ramoth
Baal (Place)
4. A city of the tribe of Simeon (1 Ch. 4:33). See Baalath-Beer.D. M. Pratt
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Baalath-Beer
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
Baal (Place)
BAAL* (Place) Alternate name for Baalath-beer, a city defining a portion of the boundary of Simeon’s territory, in 1 Chronicles 4:33. See Baalath-beer.
Ramoth (Place)
RAMOTH (Place)1. Abbreviated form of Ramoth-gilead. See Ramoth-gilead.2. Alternate name for Baalath-beer, a city in the Negev, in 1 Samuel 30:27. See Baalath-beer.3. Alternate name (or textual alteration) of Jarmuth, a Levitical city, in 1 Chronicles 6:73. See Jarmuth #2.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Baalath-Beer
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
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
Ramoth
RAMOTH1. A city in the territory of Gad, also called Ramoth-gilead (q.v.). Citations are found in Deut 4:43; Josh 20:8; 21:38; 1 Chr 6:80.2. A city of Issachar (1 Chr 6:73), for which Josh 21:28–29 substitutes Jarmuth (q.v.).3. A town in the Negeb (1 Sam 30:27, RSV, NASB). See Ramath of the South.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Baalath-Beer
Baalath-Beer (Heb. baʿălaṯ bĕʾēr)A city apportioned by Joshua to the tribe of Simeon following the conquest of Canaan (Josh. 19:8). It is equated with Ramah of the Negeb. Its later identification with the city Baal (1 Chr. 4:33) may indicate Baalath-beer’s cultic affiliation (the name means “lady
Baal (Place)
Baal (Heb. baʿal) (PLACE)A city in the tribal territory of Simeon (1 Chr. 4:33), identical with Balaath-beer.
Bealoth
Bealoth (Heb. bĕʿālôṯ)1. A city in the Negeb of Judah (Josh. 15:24), probably the same as Baalath-beer (19:8).2. A place in the territory of Asher (1 Kgs. 4:16; cf. LXX Gk. Baalōth).
Ramoth
Ramoth (Heb. rāʾmôṯ, rāmōṯ, rāʾmōṯ)1. Ramoth in Gilead (Deut. 4:43; Josh. 20:8; 21:38; 1 Chr. 6:80 [MT 65]).See Ramoth-gilead.2. Ramoth of the Negeb, a Simeonite town to which David sent spoils from the Amalekite raiders of Ziklag (1 Sam. 30:27).See Ramah 2.3. A levitical city in the tribal
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Baalath-Beer
Baalath-Beer [bāˊə lăth bēˊər] (Heb. ba˓alaṯ be˒ēr “lady of the well”). A city in the tribal territory of Simeon, the “Ramah of the Negeb” (Josh. 19:8), a place in the Shephelah (“Ramoth of the Negeb,” 1 Sam. 30:27), possibly identical with Bealoth (Josh. 15:24) and Baal (1 Chr. 4:33).See also
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Baal
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
Baalath-Beer
BA´ALATH-BE´ER (bāʹa-lath beʹer; “mistress of the well”). A city of Simeon (Josh. 19:8). Probably the same as Baal (1 Chron. 4:33). Doubtless identical with Ramah of the Negev (Josh. 19:8). It is also the same as the Bealoth (which see) of Judah (15:24).
Baal
BA´AL (bāʹal; Heb. ba˓al, “lord, possessor”).1. A common name for god among the Phoenicians; also the name of their chief male god. See Gods, False.2. The word is used of the master of a house (Ex. 22:7; Judg. 19:22), of a landowner (Job 31:39), of an owner of cattle (Ex. 21:28; Isa. 1:3), and so
Ramoth
RA´MOTH (raʹmoth; “heights”). One of the four Levitical cities of Issachar (1 Chron. 6:73), although Jarmuth appears (Josh. 21:28–29) in place of Ramoth. See also Jeremoth, no. 8; Ramoth-Gilead; and Ramoth of the Negev.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Baalath-Beer
Baalath-BeerBaalah of the well, (Josh. 19:8, probably the same as Baal, mentioned in 1 Chr. 4:33, a city of Simeon.
Ramoth
Ramothheights. A Levitical city in the tribe of Issachar (1 Sam. 30:27; 1 Chr. 6:73), the same as Jarmuth (Josh. 21:29) and Remeth (q.v.), 19:21.
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