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bamoth-baal in Easton's Bible Dictionary

heights of Baal, a place on the river Arnon, or in the plains through which it flows, east of Jordan (Josh. 13:17; compare Num. 21:28). It has been supposed to be the same place as Bamoth.

bamoth-baal in Smith's Bible Dictionary

(heights of Baal), a sanctuary of Baal in the country of Moab #Jos 13:17| which is probably mentioned in #Nu 21:19| under the shorter form of Bamoth, or Bamoth-in-the-ravine (20), and again in #Isa 15:2|

bamoth-baal in Schaff's Bible Dictionary

BA'MOTH-BA'AL (heights of Baal), a place in Moab given to Reuben, Josh 13:17. Conder suggests el Masiubiyeh, 5 miles south of Nebo.

bamoth-baal in Fausset's Bible Dictionary

("high places of Baal.") (Joshua 13:17, called "Bamoth in the valley" Numbers 21:20; Numbers 22:41.) Baal Meon or Beth Baal Meon was near, sacred to the same idol. Bajith, "the temple," in close proximity to Bamoth, "high places:" Isaiah 15:2.) (See BAJITH.) Beth Bamoth occurs on the Moabite stone. Mesha says, on the stone, he rebuilt Beth Bamoth, it having been probably destroyed in the struggles between Moab and Reuben or Gad. Israel's halt at Bamoth is identical with that in Numbers 33:45, connected with Dibon Gad, for Dibon and Bamoth Baal were near (Joshua 13:17). Bamoth was "in the valley" or ravine (Numbers 21:20). In the wady Waleh, two miles N. of Dibon, a detached knoll on the right bank of the rivulet contains a quadrangle of rude stones put together without cement; this was one of the Bamoth or high places; others, whence Balsam could have seen Israel, were probably to the W., where are the ruins Keraum Abu el Hossein, or on jebel Attarus.