Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online

Get access

Baal-Judah בעל יהודה
(562 words)

I. Name

Baal-judah is an appellation of the town of Kiriath-jearim, the element ‘Judah’ distinguishes it from other localities called by the name Baal (compare byt lḥm yhwdh). It was identified at Deir el-ʿAzhar, a tell near modern Abu-ghosh, about 12 km west-northwest of Jerusalem.

II. Identity

The place appears only once, in a corrupted form, in the introduction to the story of the transfer of the Ark to Jerusalem (2 Sam. 6.2). MT has mbʿly yhwdh (“from the citizens of Judah”). However, not only does t…

Cite this page
Naʾaman, “Baal-Judah בעל יהודה”, 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 24 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Baal_Judah>

▲   Back to top   ▲