Baalath

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Baalath is the name of either one or two towns in the Hebrew Bible.[1] Its name is the female form of Baal.[2]

Joshua 19:44 lists Baalath among Danite towns in the territory of the tribe of Dan. According to 1 Kings 9:17-19, Solomon either built or rebuilt several cities, including one named Baalath.

References[edit]

  1. ^ For the existence of one or two Balaaths, see Walter A. Elwell; Philip Wesley Comfort (2001). Tyndale Bible Dictionary. Tyndale House Publishers. p. 135. ISBN 978-0-8423-7089-9. 
  2. ^ Karel van der Toorn; Bob Becking; Pieter Willem van der Horst, eds. (1999). Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (2d, "extensively revised." ed.). Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. p. 140. ISBN 978-0-8028-2491-2. 

Strong's Concordance Baalath [1] 01191 // tleb // Ba`alath // bah-al-awth' // a modification of 01172  ; n pr loc AV - Baalath 3; 3 Baalath = "mistress" 1) a town in Dan. Baalath (From International Standard Bible Encyclopedia) ba'-a-lath ba'alath; A, Baalon):between Shikkeron (Ekron) and Jabnoel unless, as seems probable, the suggestion of Charles Simon Clermont-Ganneau (Rev. Crit, 1897, 902) is correct that for har ( = "mount"), we should read nahar ("river"). In this case the border in question would be the Nahr rubin. Here there is an annual feast held—attended by all classes and famous all over Syria—which appears to be a real survival of "Baal worship." (1) A town on the border of Dan. (Joshua 19:44) associated with Eltekeh and Gibbethon—possibly Bela'in. (2) ("Mistress-ship"): A store city of Solomon, mentioned with Beth-horon (I Kings 9:18; II Chronicles 8:6) and possibly the same as (1).