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Balbaim
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A village near Dothan where Holofernes camped with his army (Judith 7:3). It is likely the same place as Balamon, where Judith’s husband Manasseh was buried (Judith 8:3). The site is usually identified as the modern Ibleam. Balbaim might also be the same as Belmain mentioned in Judith 4:4.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Balbaim
Balbaim (Βελβαιμ, Belbaim). A village near Dothan where Holofernes camped with his army (Judith 7:3). It is likely the same place as Balamon, where Judith’s husband Manasseh was buried (Judith 8:3). The site is usually identified as the modern Ibleam. Balbaim might also be the same as Belmain mentioned
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Balbaim (Place)
BALBAIM (PLACE) [Gk Belbaim (Βελβαιμ)]. A site mentioned in the book of Judith, whose exact location is unknown (Jdt 7:3). It is often assumed to be identical with the BELMAIN in 4:4 and the BALAMON in 8:3. If this is the case, it may be identified with Abel-maim (M.R. 204296) some 13 miles south of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Balbaim
Balbaim bal-bāʹəm [GK. Belbaim] (Jth. 7:3); AV BELMAIM; NEB BELBAIM. A place near Dothan, perhaps the same as Belmain.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Balbaim
BALBAIM Town lying to the south of Dothan, mentioned in the book of Judith (Jdt 7:3); perhaps the same as Belmain, mentioned in the same book (4:4).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BELMAIM
BELMAIM<bel’-ma-im>, the King James Version Belmen ([Βελμαίμ, Belmaim], Judith 7:3; [Βαιλμαίν, Bailmain], 4:4): A place in the neighborhood of Dothan (Judith 7:3), to which warning was sent to prepare for the invasion of Holofernes (Judith 4:4). It probably answers to the modern Bir Bil`ameh
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Balbaim
Balbaim bal-bay′im (Βελβαιμ). A town near Dothan where the forces of Holofernes encamped (Jdt. 7:3 NRSV; KJV, “Belmaim”); it is possibly the same as Belmain (4:4). Its location is uncertain, but some identify it with Balamon (8:3) and Iblaim (modern Khirbet Belʿameh, c. 12 mi. SE of Megiddo).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Belmaim
BELMAIM, belʹmā̇-im, AV Belmen (Βελμαίμ, Belmaím, Jth 7:3; Βαιλμαίν, Bailmaín, 4:4): A place in the neighborhood of Dothan (7:3), to which warning was sent to prepare for the invasion of Holofernes (4:4). It probably answers to the modern Bīr Bil‛āmeh (Ibleam), a ruined site about half a mile S.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BALBAIM
BALBAIM bal-bay´im [Βελβάιμ Belbaim]. Unidentifed place that marked the boundary of the camp of HOLOFERNES and his army before they advanced to Bethulia (Jdt 7:3). See BELMAIN.
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