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Bamoth-Baal
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-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
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-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 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.
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-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.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Bamoth-Baal
Bamoth-Baalheights of Baal, a place on the river Arnon, or in the plains through which it flows, east of Jordan (Josh. 13:17; comp. Num. 21:28). It has been supposed to be the same place as Bamoth.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BAMOTH; BAMOTH-BAAL
BAMOTH; BAMOTH-BAAL<ba’-moth>, <ba’-moth-ba’-al> (בָּמוֹת בַּעַל‎ [bamoth-ba’al], “high places of Baal”): Bamoth is referred to in Numbers 21:19, 20, as a station in the journeyings of Israel North of the Arnon. It is probably the same place as the Bamoth-baal of Numbers 22:41 (Revised Version
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bamoth-Baal
BAMOTH-BAAL (Băʹ mŏth-bāʹ ȧl) Place-name meaning “high places of Baal.” Mesha, king of Moab about 830 b.c., mentioned it in the Moabite stone. Numbers 22:41 speaks of Bamoth or high places of Baal near the Arnon River. There Balak and Balaam could see all Israel. Joshua 13:17 lists it as a city Moses
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