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Baalis in Easton's Bible Dictionary king of the Ammonites at the time of the Babylonian captivity (Jer. 40:14). He hired Ishmael to slay Gedaliah who had been appointed governor over the cities of Judah.

Baalis in Fausset's Bible Dictionary King of the children of Ammon, at the time of Nebuchadnezzar's destruction of Jerusalem. He hired Ishmael to slay Gedaliah, who was appointed by the king of Babylon governor over the cities of Judah (Jeremiah 40:14

Baalis in Hitchcock's Bible Names a rejoicing; a proud lord

Baalis in Naves Topical Bible King of the Ammonites Jer 40:14

Baalis in Smiths Bible Dictionary king of the Ammonites at the time of the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar. Jer 40:14 (B.C. 588.)

Baalis in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE ba'-a-lis ba`lic, perhaps for Baalim, "gods"; Septuagint Beleisa, Belisa, [Baalis]; Ant, X, ix, 3, Baalimos: King of the children of Ammon, the instigator of the murder of Gedaliah (Jer 40:14). Compare Ant, X, ix, 3.

Baalis in Wikipedia is the name given in the Book of Jeremiah for the king of Ammon. He instigated the murder of Gedaliah, the Babylonian- appointed Jewish governor of Jerusalem. http://www.robert-deutsch.com/en/monographs/m7/ Seal of Ba’alis Surfaces by Robert Deutsch When the Babylonians conquered Judah in the early 6th century BCE and destroyed Jerusalem, they made Gedaliah, a member of a prominent Jerusalem family, governor of Judah. But he was soon murdered, an event still commemorated in Jewish tradition by an annual fast. The assassin was sent by none other than Ba'alis, King of the Ammonites (Jeremiah 40:13 - 41:2). Ba'alis's seal (shown on the cover of the issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, where this article was first published) is made of brown agate with white bands and is in fact quite tiny (0.5 inches in diameter and 0.2 inches thick). A small hole was drilled through the center of the scarab-shaped seal for the setting...

Baalis Scripture - Jeremiah 40:14 And said unto him, Dost thou certainly know that Baalis the king of the Ammonites hath sent Ishmael the son of Nethaniah to slay thee? But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam believed them not.

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