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Bamoth
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A location in northern Moab near Mount Nebo, and a station on Israel’s journey from Egypt to Canaan (Num 21:19–20).Bamoth-Baal (“heights of Baal”) is called “Bamoth” in Num 21:19–20 and “Bamoth-Baal” in Num 22:41. Balak, king of Moab, brought Balaam there to curse Israel. Bamoth-Baal was later one of the cities given to the Reubenites (Josh 13:17). It is possible that Bamoth-Baal is the same as the Beth-bamoth mentioned on the Moabite Stone, where Mesha speaks of having rebuilt it.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bamoth
Bamoth-Baal (בָּמוֹת בַּ֫עַל‎, bamoth ba'al;, בָּמוֹת‎, bamoth). A location in northern Moab near Mount Nebo, and a station on Israel’s journey from Egypt to Canaan (Num 21:19–20).Bamoth-Baal (“heights of Baal”) is called “Bamoth” in Num 21:19–20 and “Bamoth-Baal” in Num 22:41. Balak, king of Moab, brought
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bamoth (Place)
BAMOTH (PLACE) [Heb bāmôt (בָּמֹות)]. One of the Israelite encampments in N Moab E of the Shittim Valley near Mt. Nebo (Num 21:19–20). Many scholars (e.g., Gray Numbers ICC, 291) identify Bamoth with BAMOTH-BAAL (Num 22:41; Josh 13:17) and with the bt bmt (“Beth-bamoth”) of the Moabite Stone (line
Bamoth-Baal (Place)
BAMOTH-BAAL (PLACE) [Heb bāmôt baʿal (בָּמֹות בַּעַל)]. One of the stopping points in the Hebrew migration through Moab (Num 21:19–20, where the place is listed by its shorter name of Bamoth). It is most likely that Bamoth-baal and Bamoth are identical because the names are similar and the geographical
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bamoth, Bamoth-baal
Bamoth, Bamoth-baal. Town in Moab allotted to Reuben’s tribe by Joshua (Jos 13:17, called Bamoth-baal). It had been one of Israel’s last encampments on the route into Canaan, the Promised Land (Nm 21:19, 20). Bamoth-baal, a mountain or high place, was probably a shrine to the Canaanite god Baal. King
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bamoth
Bamoth bāʹmoth; BAMOTH-BAAL bāʹmoth-ba’181́l [Heb. bāmôṯ-ba‘al—‘high places of Baal’] A station in the journeyings of Israel N of the Arnon (Nu. 21:19f). It is probably the same place as the Bamoth-baal of Nu. 22:41, RSV, to which Balak king of Moab conducted Balaam to view and to curse Israel
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bamoth, Bamoth-Baal
BAMOTH, BAMOTH-BAAL Town in Moab allotted to Reuben’s tribe by Joshua (Jos 13:17, called Bamoth-baal). It had been one of Israel’s last encampments on the route into Canaan, the Promised Land (Nm 21:19–20). Bamoth-baal, a mountain or high place, was probably a shrine to the Canaanite god Baal. King Balak
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bamoth
BAMOTH. This name appears in KJV in Num 21:19–20 as a camping ground on the journey of Israel N of the Arnon canyon. The site may have been identical with Bamoth-baal (q.v.; (Num 22:41, RSV; KJV, ASV, “the high places of Baal”) where Balak took the prophet Balaam to observe Israel, a locality mentioned
Bamoth-Baal
BAMOTH-BAAL. A place N of the Arnon River in Moab where Balak took Balaam that he might see Israel. There he sacrificed and sought to curse Israel (Num 22:41, RSV; 23:1–12). Later it was assigned to the tribe of Reuben (Josh 13:17). Apparently the same city is called Beth-bamoth in the Moabite inscription
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Bamoth, Bamoth-Baal
BAMOTH, BAMOTH-BAAL. Bamoth (lit. ‘heights’) is mentioned as a stage in Israel’s journey (Nu. 21:19–20). The important shrine on the height was known as Bamoth-baal (Nu. 22:41) and the settlement is later given among the cities of Reuben (Jos. 13:17). The exact location is unknown but the site was near
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bamoth
Bamoth (Heb. bāmôṯ), BAMOTH-BAAL (bāmôṯ-baʿal)A place where the Israelites halted N of the Arnon (Num. 21:19–20). Bamoth is perhaps the same as Bamoth-baal, where Balak king of Moab assigned Balaam to curse Israel (Num. 22:41). Bamoth-baal was one of many cities given to Reuben, as well as being
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bamoth-Baal
Bamoth-Baal [bāˊmŏth bālˊ] (Heb. bāmôṯ-ba˓al; “high places of Baal”). A place north of the Arnon to which Balak took Balaam to view and curse Israel (Num. 22:41). It was assigned to the tribe of Reuben, on whose border it lay, and is listed among the cities under the jurisdiction of Heshbon (Josh.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Bamoth
BAMOTH One of the sites where the Israelites stopped to make camp while heading to Canaan; it was located in the region of Moab (Num 21:19–20). It is probably the same as Bamoth Baal (Num 22:41), where Balak took Balaam to curse the Israelites, who were then encamped in the plains of Moab, opposite Jericho.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Bamoth-baal
Ba´moth-ba´al (heights of Baal), a sanctuary of Baal in the country of Moab, Josh. 13:17, which is probably mentioned in Num. 21:19 under the shorter form of Bamoth, or Bamoth-in-the-ravine (20), and again in Isa. 15:2.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Bamoth
BA´MOTH (baʹmōth; “heights”). The forty-seventh station of the Israelites (Num. 21:19–20) in the country of the Moabites, and probably the same as Bamoth-baal (which see).
Bamoth-Baal
BA´MOTH-BA´AL (baʹmoth-bāʹal; “heights of Baal”). A place E of the Jordan, beside the river Arnon (Josh. 13:17). In the RV at Num. 21:28, called “the high places of Arnon.” Bamoth-baal is called Beth-bamoth on the Moabite Stone (line 27, which see), and is located somewhere near Mt. Nebo.
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