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Baalis
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King of the Ammonites during the time of the Babylonian captivity in the early sixth century bc.Baalis hired Ishmael to kill Gedaliah, the Babylonian-appointed governor of Judah (Jer 40:14; see also Josephus, Antiquities 10.160, 164). In 1984, a bulla with the following inscription was excavated at Tell el-’Umeiri: “Belonging to Milkomor, the servant of Baalisha” (Becking, 80). The “Baalisha” of the inscription may refer to the same king mentioned in Jeremiah.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Baalis
Baalis (בַּעֲלִיס‎, ba'alis). King of the Ammonites during the time of the Babylonian captivity in the early sixth century bc.Baalis hired Ishmael to kill Gedaliah, the Babylonian-appointed governor of Judah (Jer 40:14; see also Josephus, Antiquities 10.160, 164). In 1984, a bulla with the following
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baalis (Person)
BAALIS (PERSON) [Heb baʿălı̂s (בַּעֲלִיס)]. An early 6th-century b.c. Ammonite king mentioned only in Jer 40:14. The context indicates that Baalis was either: (1) anti-Babylonian in his foreign policy, seeking to restore the Davidic throne under Ammonite control, and collaborating with and harboring
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Baalis
Baalis. Ammonite king who arranged for the murder of Gedaliah, governor of the “remnant” left behind after Nebuchadnezzar’s capture of Jerusalem and deportation of its inhabitants (Jer 40:14). Although warned by a guerrilla leader, Johanan, Gedaliah refused to take heed and was killed (Jer 41:1–3).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Baalis
Baalis bāʹə-lis [Heb. ba‘lîs; Gk. Belisa, Baalis, Josephus Baalimos]. King of the Ammonites, and instigator of the murder of Gedaliah (Jer. 40:14; cf. Josephus Ant. x.9.3).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Baalis
BAALIS Ammonite king who arranged for the murder of Gedaliah, governor of the “remnant” left behind after Nebuchadnezzar’s capture of Jerusalem and deportation of its inhabitants (Jer 40:14). Although warned by a guerrilla leader, Johanan, Gedaliah refused to take heed and was killed (Jer 41:1–3).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Baalis
BAALIS. An Ammonite king who sent Ishmael to murder Gedaliah shortly after Nebuchadnezzar’s capture of Jerusalem (Jer 40:14).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Baalis
Baalis (Heb. baʿălɩ̂s)An Ammonite king during the ministry of Jeremiah (Jer. 40:14). He sent Ishmael the son of Nethaniah to murder the governor Gedaliah in order to bring about the downfall of Judah and to enlarge his own kingdom.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Baalis
Baalis [bāˊə lĭs] (Heb. ba˓alîs) King of the Ammonites during the ministry of Jeremiah (Jer. 40:14). He sent Ishmael the son of Nethaniah to murder Gedaliah the governor of Judah in order to bring about the downfall of Judah and to enlarge his own kingdom.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Baalis
BAALIS A king of the Ammonites who sent Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah, and his band to murder Gedaliah, the governor of Judah who had been appointed by King Nebuchadnezzar after the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 b.c. (Jer 40:13–16). His intent was to create political instability and thereby profit
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Baalis
Ba´alis, king of the Ammonites at the time of the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar. Jer. 40:14. (b.c. 588.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Baalis
BA´ALIS (bāʹa-lis; “in exultation”). King of the Ammonites about the time of the Babylonian captivity, whom Johanan reported to Gedaliah, the viceroy, as having sent Ishmael to slay him (Jer. 40:13–14), 588 b.c.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Baalis
Baalisking of the Ammonites at the time of the Babylonian captivity (Jer. 40:14). He hired Ishmael to slay Gedaliah who had been appointed governor over the cities of Judah.
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