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Also called Kiriath-Baal, Baalah, and Baale-Judah. One of the four cities of the Gibeonites and a town allotted to the tribe of Judah; resting place of the ark of the covenant for 20 years.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
KIRIATH-JEARIM (PLACE) [Heb qiryat yĕʿārı̂m (קִרְיַת יְעָרִים)). Var. KIRIATHARIM; KIRIATH-BAAL. A city which lay at the intersection of the boundary of Judah (Josh 15:9) and the W boundary of Benjamin (Josh 18:14 and 18:28). Kiriath-jearim is listed in the cities of Judah in the hill country district
BAALAH (PLACE) [Heb baʿălâ (בַּעֲלָה)]. 1. City on the N border of Judah (Josh 15:9, 10; 1 Chr 13:6). Owing to its biblical identification with Kiriath-Jearim (Josh 15:9; 1 Chr 13:6), it is to be located at Tell el-Azhar (Boling Joshua AB, 369), alongside one of the major routes leading through the
BAALE-JUDAH (PLACE) [Heb baʿălê yĕhûdâ (בַּעֲלֵי יְהוּדָה)]. See KIRIATH-JEARIM (PLACE).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Kiriath-jearim. Village on the road from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, about 10 miles northwest of Jerusalem. Excavations by the French revealed a settlement 7000 years old in which the residents changed from grazing to farming. Its modern name is Abu Ghosh, so named after a family of Arab sheiks who robbed
Baale-judah, Baale of Judah
Jaar. Most common word in Hebrew for “forest.” It refers to forests generally (Is 10:19) and to specific forests, such as the “forest of Ephraim” (2 Sm 18:6), and the “forest of Hereth” (1 Sm 22:5), both associated with King David. It also occurs as the name of one of Solomon’s buildings, “the house
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
KIRIATH-JEARIM Village on the road from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) northwest of Jerusalem. Excavations by the French revealed a settlement 7,000 years old in which the residents changed from grazing to farming. Its modern name is Abu Ghosh, so named after a family of Arab sheiks
Baale-Judah, Baale of Judah
JAAR Most common word in Hebrew for “forest.” It refers to forests generally (Is 10:18) and to specific forests, such as the “forest of Ephraim” (2 Sm 18:6) and the “forest of Hereth” (1 Sm 22:5), both associated with King David. It also occurs as the name of one of Solomon’s buildings, “the Palace of
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Kiriath-jearim (kihr´ee-ath-jee´uh-rim; Heb., “city of forests”), a city of the tribe of Judah (Josh. 18:14), also called Baalah (Josh. 15:9–10; 1 Chron. 13:6), Kiriath-baal (Josh. 15:60; 18:14), and Baale-Judah (2 Sam. 6:2). The location is modern Deir al ‘Azhar, about eight miles north of Jerusalem
Baalah (bah´uh-luh), a feminine form of the word ba‘al (“master”), the name of the Semitic fertility god; it means “the place of Baal.”1 Another name for Kiriath-jearim, a city on the northern border of Judah (Josh. 15:9–10) where David kept the ark of the covenant before moving it to Jerusalem (1 Chron.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BAALAH1. A border city of northern Judah, better known as Kirjath-jearim or Kirjath-baal (q.v.), five miles W of Jerusalem on the road descending to the coast (Josh 15:9–10, 60), where the ark remained after its return from Philistia (1 Chr 13:6).2. A ridge, probably the hill of Mughar, some 20 miles
Baale of Judah
KIRJATH-BAAL. The same as Kirjath-jearim (Josh 15:60; 18:14). Its name means “city of Baal,” indicating that it may have been a center for Baal worship in the city-state of the Gibeonites during the Late Bronze Age. It was located at the SW corner of the boundary between Judah and Benjamin, seven miles
KIRJATH-JEARIM. A town in Judah (Josh 15:19, 60), now represented by Deir el->Azar, overlooking the modern village of Abu Gosh. Its other ancient names were Kirjath-baal (Josh 15:60; 18:14), Baalah (Josh 15:9, 11), or Baale (2 Sam 6:2; cf. 1 Chr 13:6). Joshua encountered it as a member of the Gibeonite
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
KIRIATH-JEARIM (Heb. qiryaṯ-ye‘ārîm, ‘city of forests’). A chief city of the Gibeonites (Jos. 9:17), on the Judah-Benjamin border (Jos. 18:14–15; cf. Jdg. 18:12), assigned first to Judah (Jos. 15:60), then, assuming an identification with ‘Kiriath’, to Benjamin (Jos. 18:28). It is called also Kiriath-baal
JAAR (Heb. ya‘ar, ‘forest’) in the OT usually means ‘forest’, but once only it may be a proper name (Ps. 132:6) as a poetical abbreviation for *Kiriath-jearim (city of forests). The allusion in this psalm is to the bringing of the ark to Jerusalem from Kiriath-jearim, where it had lain for 20 years or
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Kiriath (Heb. qiryaṯ)A city in the tribal territory of Benjamin (Josh. 18:28; cf. NRSV mg), identified with Kiriath-jearim (so NRSV).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
KIRJATH-JEARIM A very important town on the northern border of the territory of Judah. Its ancient names were Baale of Judah (2 Sam. 6:2), Baalah (Josh. 15:9) and Mount Baalah (Josh. 15:11), attesting to the cult of Baal at this place. It was one of the cities of the Gibeonites (Josh. 9:17) and later
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
BAAL-JUDAH *בעל יהודהI. Baal-judah is an appellation of the town of Kiriath-jearim, the element ‘Judah’ distinguishes it from other localities called by the name Baal (compare byt lḥm yhwdh). It was identified at Deir el-ʿAzhar, a tell near modern Abu-ghosh, about 12 km west-northwest of Jerusalem.