Baalah (Bah´uh-luh)

A feminine form of the Semitic word baal (“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 (1Chr 13:6). The site is identified as modern Deir el-Azar or Tel Qiryat Yearim, about eight miles west and slightly north of Jerusalem. Baalah is also called Kiriath-baal (Heb., “the city of Baal,” Josh. 15:60) and Baale-Judah (2Sam 6:2). 2 A city on the southern border of Judah, possibly the same one elsewhere called Balah (Josh 19:3) and Bilhah (1Chr 4:29) and given to the tribe of Simeon. The site is not known. 3 A mountain on the northern border of Judah near Ekron (Josh 15:11).

Josh 15:9-10

9then the boundary extends from the top of the mountain to the spring of the Waters of Nephtoah, and from there to the towns of Mount Ephron; then the boundary ... View more

1Chr 13:6

6And David and all Israel went up to Baalah, that is, to Kiriath-jearim, which belongs to Judah, to bring up from there the ark of God, the Lord, who is enthron ... View more

2Sam 6:2

2David and all the people with him set out and went from Baale-judah, to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the Lord of hosts wh ... View more

Josh 19:3

3Hazar-shual, Balah, Ezem,

1Chr 4:29

29Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad,

Josh 15:11

11the boundary goes out to the slope of the hill north of Ekron, then the boundary bends around to Shikkeron, and passes along to Mount Baalah, and goes out to ... View more

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