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
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
Baalath-Beerbāʹə-lath-bēʹər [Heb. ba‘alaṯ be’ēr—‘lady of the well’] (Josh. 19:8); BAALbāˊəl [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
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
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 alsoBaalath; Ramah.The temple of Bacchus at Baalbek, a city in the Beqa‘a Valley of Lebanon and site of the Roman city of Heliopolis.
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
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
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
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).
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).
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. SeeGods, 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