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Baal-Hamon בעל המון
(178 words)

I. Name

A location of a plantation of Solomon which he granted to keepers and made highly profitable (Cant. 8.11). Its name may be homonymous with the place Balamon mentioned in Jdt. 8.3, but they are two different sites. The latter is probably located in the vicinity of Dothan (possibly Ibleam, today Kh. Belʿameh). The name Baal-hamon is not attested elsewhere in the OT and its position remains unknown.

II. Identity

Literally, Baal-hamon means either ‘Baal of a multitude’ or ‘possessor of wealth’. The first interpretation ma…

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Naʾaman, “Baal-Hamon בעל המון”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 21 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Baal_Hamon>

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