Baal-Tamar בעל תמר
(259 words)

I. Name

A location north of Gibeah (Tell el-Fûl) where the Israelite troops stood firm against the pursuing Benjaminites after distancing them from their home town (Judg. 20.33). Eusebius states that in his day there still existed a Beth-tamar near Gibeah, but does not specify its location. Since the second Israelite force which encamped west of Geba (modern Jebaʿ) conquered Gibeah through a surprise attack, it is clear that Baal-tamar must be sought north of the Geba ro…

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Naʾaman, “Baal-Tamar בעל תמר”, 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 20 January 2019 <>

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