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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bajith
Bajith (בַּיִת‎, bayith). A word referring to a temple of Moab, sometimes simply translated as “temple” (e.g., Isa 15:2 ESV) and other times transliterated (e.g., Isa 15:2 KJV).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bajith
Bajith. Town in Moab (Is 15:2 kjv). Because of the uncertainty of the Hebrew text other versions of the Bible translate the word in various ways, such as “daughter” or (rsv) “temple.”
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bajith
Bajith bāʹjith̄ [Heb. bayiṯ—‘house’] (Isa. 15:2, AV). If a proper noun (probably correct), a Moabite town mentioned with Dibon; if a common noun, which requires some textual change (the MT is supported by 1QIsaa), either “house of” or (as RSV) “daughter of” (Dibon). That the definite article is used
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bajith
BAJITH* Town in Moab (Is 15:2), according to the kjv. But other translations render it as “daughter” or “temple.”
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bajith
BAJITH. Moabite place name found only in Isa 15:2. Some suggest that the Heb. bayit may be an altered reading for bat (“daughter”), which would then be rendered: “The daughter of Dibon has gone up to the high places to weep” (RSV). Such a rendering is grammatically weak because the verb is masculine
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bajith
Bajith [bāˊjĭth] (Heb. bayiṯ “house”). A Moabite city east of the Dead Sea near Dibon (Isa. 15:2, KJV). Perhaps Heb. baṯ-dîḇōn should be read, rendered “daughter of Dibon” (RSV) and referring to a city (Jer. 48:18). Others read Heb. bêṯ, assuming it to be an abbreviation of bêṯ gāmûl
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Bajith
Ba´jith (the house), referring to the “temple” of the false gods of Moab, as opposed to the “high places” in the same sentence. Isa. 15:2, and comp. 16:12.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Bajith
BA´JITH (baʹjith; “house”). In the KJV, supposed to be a city in Moab where there may have been a celebrated idol temple; by others the Heb. is rendered “temple house” (Isa. 15:2) or, as in NASB and NIV, just “temple.”
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Bajith
Bajithhouse, probably a city of Moab, which had a celebrated idol-temple (Isa. 15:2). It has also been regarded as denoting simply the temple of the idol of Moab as opposed to the “high place.”
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bajith
BAJITH [BAY jith] (house) — the KJV spelling of a place in Moab. The NKJV has “the temple [house] of Dibon” (Is. 15:2).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BAYITH
BAYITH<ba’-yith> (בַּיִת‎ [bayith]; the King James Version Bajith, “house” (Isaiah 15:2)): A town in the country of Moab. The reading of the Revised Version, margin, “Bayith and Dibon are gone up to the high places to weep,” seems to be the proper rendering of this passage. Duhm et al., by changing
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bajith
BAJITH (Bāʹ jĭth) (KJV, Isa. 15:2) Modern translations read “temple.” KJV interprets as name of Moabite worship place.