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BAALAH

ba'-a-la ba`alah; "possessor," "mistress "): Three occurrences of this name:
(1) = KIRIATH-JEARIM (which see) (Josh 15:9,10; 1 Ch 13:6).
(2) A city in the Negeb of Judah (Josh 15:29). In Josh 19:3 Balah and in 1 Ch 4:29 Bilhah; perhaps also Boaloth of Josh 15:24. The site is unknown; but see PEF, III, 26.
(3) Mount Baalah (Josh 15:11), a mountain ridge between Shikkeron (Ekron) and Jabnoel unless, as seems probable, the suggestion of M. 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."
E. W. G. Masterman
Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Definition for 'BAALAH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". bible-history.com - ISBE; 1915.

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