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Baal Toponyms
(450 words)

I. Name

The nine toponyms Baal-gad, Baal-hamon, Baal-hazor, Baal-hermon, Baal-judah, Baal-meon, Baal-perazim, Baal-shalisha, and Baal-tamar include various descriptive combinations which are compounded with the divine name or appellative Baal. They are all located in the Canaanite hill country, save for Baal-meon which is located on the plain east of the Dead Sea.

There is a difference in the distribution of toponyms which are named by masculine (Baal-X) and feminine (Baalah, Bealo…

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Naʾaman, “Baal Toponyms”, 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 27 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Baaltoponyms>

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