Baal is the name of a Canaanite pagan deity.
Numbers 22:41, Judges 2:13, 6:25 - 32, 1Kings 16:31 - 32, 18:19 - 40, etc.
Baalah is the name of a mountain on the tribe of Judah's northern border. It is also another name for the city of Kirjath-jearim (Kiriath-jearim). For more info please see our article on Kirjath-jearim.
Joshua 15:9 - 11, 29, 1Chronicles 13:6
Baalath was a city within the tribe of Dan's inheritance in Canaan.
Joshua 19:44, 1Kings 9:18, 2Chronicles 8:6
Mistress of the well
Baalathbeer was a city within the land inheritance given to the tribe of Simeon.
Lord (Baal) of the covenant
Baalberith is also referenced as Berith (meaning covenant, Strong's #H1286) in Judges 9:46. It is the name of a Canaanite pagan deity.
Judges 8:33, 9:4
Lord (Baal) of fortune
Baalgad was a city located near Mount Hermon known for worshipping Baal.
Joshua 11:17, 12:7, 13:5
Lord possesor of abundance, possessor of a multitude
Baalhamon was the location of King Solomon's vineyard.
Songs of Solomon 8:11
Possessor (Lord) of a village
Baalhazor is where King David's son Absalom held a celebration in order to draw his brother Amnon away from Jerusalem. The purpose of the celebration was to give Absalom an opportunity to kill his brother.
Lord of destruction, possessor of Hermon
Baalhermon is the name of a mountain located within the territory given to the tribe of Manasseh. This mount, located near Mount Hermon, was one of the main locations for worshipping the pagan God Baal.
Judges 3:3, 1Chronicles 5:23
Baalim is the Hebrew plural of Baal.
Judges 2:11, 3:7, 8:33, 10:6, 10, 1Samuel 7:4, 12:10, 1Kings 18:18, etc.
In exultation, Lord of the banner
Baalis was the king of the Ammonites during the time of Jeremiah the prophet.
Lord (Baal) of the habitation
Baalmeon was a city within the tribe of Reuben's territory.
Numbers 32:38, 1Chronicles 5:8, Ezekiel 25:9
Lord of the gap
Pagan Moabite deity worshipped by the ancient Israelites.
Numbers 25:3, 5, Deuteronomy 4:3, Psalm 106:28, Hosea 9:10
Lord of the breaks, possessor of breaches
Baalperazim is likely the same location as Mount Perazim mentioned in Isaiah 28:21. Baalperazim is where David, after being accepted as king by all of Israel's tribes, experienced his first military victory over the Philistines.
2Samuel 5:20, 1Chronicles 14:11, Isaiah 28:21
Baal of Shalishah, thrice-great Lord
Baalshalisha was a city within Ephraim's territory in Israel.
Lord of the palms, possessor of the palm tre
Baaltamar was a city near Gibeah where eleven of Israel's tribes slaughtered the tribe of Benjamin for its sin of knowingly harboring a gang of murderers.
Lord of the north, Baal of winter
Location near the Red Sea where the Egyptian army was miraculously destroyed by God when they pursued the fleeing Israelites.
Exodus 14:2, 9, Numbers 33:7
2Samuel 4, 23:29, 1Kings 4:16, 1Chronicles 11:30, Ezra 2:2, Nehemiah 7:7, 10:27
Wicked, to stink, offensiveness
Baasha, the third king over the Kingdom of Israel (the northern ten tribes), ruled from 908 to 886 B.C. He ascended to the throne after murdering Israel's second monarch named Nadab. His bloody reign, during which he killed all those of the royal household (1Kings 15:27 - 29), was ultimately halted by God.
1Kings 15 - 16, 21:22, 2Kings 9:9, 2Chronicles 16, Jeremiah 41:9
Babel, Babylon, Babylonia
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Young men's village, young men
Bahurim was a city located within the tribe of Benjamin's territory.
2Samuel 3:16, 16:5, 17:18, 19:16, 1Kings 2:8
Not of the people
Strong's #H1109, #G903
Balaam, a Midianite who had the gift of prophecy, was asked by Moabite king Balak to curse Israel as they camped in the wilderness. God warned the prophet, through a miraculously talking horse and the Angel of the Lord, not to curse his people! Balaam is ultimately killed when the Israelites, led by Moses, destroy Midian.
Numbers 22 - 24, 31:8, 16, Deuteronomy 23:4 - 5, Joshua 13:22, 24:9 - 10, Nehemiah 13:2, Micah 6:5, 2Peter 2:15, Jude 1:11, Revelation 2:14
Bel is his Lord
2Kings 20:12, Isaiah 39:1
King of Moab who hired the prophet Balaam to curse Israel.
Numbers 22 - 24, Joshua 24:9, Judges 11:25, Micah 6:5
High (great) places, heights
Bamoth and Bamothbaal, derived from the same Hebrew word, are likely synonymous references.
Bamoth, located in the land of Moab, was one of the places Israel camped at after leaving Egyptian bondage. The city was ultimately given to the tribe of Reuben as an inheritance in the Promised Land.
Numbers 21:19 - 20, Joshua 13:17
Bani is the name of at least five people in the Bible. One of these individuals was one of King David's thirty-seven mighty men of valor who zealously fought for him.
2Samuel 23:36, 1Chronicles 6:46, 9:4, Ezra 2:10, 10:29 - 38, Nehimah 8:7, etc.
Son of Abba, Son of a father (master)
Barabbas was a murderer held for execution by the Romans. A mob of people in Jerusalem, when asked by Pontius Pilate whom he should release as a Passover goodwill jesture, chose this lawbreaker instead of Jesus.
Matthew 27:16 - 26, Mark 15:7 - 15, Luke 23:18 - 25, John 18:40
God has blessed
Job 32:2, 6
Lightning, lightning flash
King Jabin, and his military commander Sisera, were allowed to oppress Israel as punishment for their sins.
Barak led Israel's army formed to fight Jabin and free the people from his domination. At the behest of Deborah, a prophetess, he leads an attack on Jabin's forces and is victorious. Both Deborah and Barak would serve as Judges in Israel from 1192 to 1152 B.C.
Judges 4 - 5, Hebrews 11:32
Son of Jesus (Joshua)
Barjesus, also called Elymas the sorcerer, was a false prophet who had befriended Sergius Paulus. Sergius was the Roman governor of the island of Cyprus. Barjesus' confrontation with the Apostle Paul and Barnabas ended with him being miraculously blinded for a season.
Son of Jonah
Son of rest, son of consolation
Barnabas was one of the early leaders of the New Testament church. Paul's transition from feared persecutor of Christians to ultimately becoming Christianity's greatest evangelist was made easier by Barnabas' friendship.
Barnabas, who was also an apostle, accompanied the Apostle Paul during his first missionary journey from 44 to 46 A.D. Although an argument separated the two men before the second evangelistic journey they later reconciled.
Acts 4:36, 9:27, 11:22 - 30, 12:25, 13:1 - 50, 14:12 - 20, 15:2 - 39, 1Corinthians 9:6, Galatians 2:1, 9, 13, Colossians 4:10
Son of Sabas
Acts 1:23, 15:22
Son of Tolmai
Bartholomew, also known as Nathanael, was the fifth apostle personally selected by Jesus Christ. The brother of Philip, another apostle, Bartholomew is famous for his response to being told that the Messiah was from Nazareth ("Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?", see John 1:47).
Matthew 10:3, Mark 3:18, Luke 6:14, Acts 1:13
Son of Timeus
Baruch is the name of at least four Old Testament people. The most famous of these was a copyist (scribe) to Jeremiah the prophet.
Nehemiah 3:20, 10:6, 11:5, Jeremiah 32:12 - 16, 36:4 - 32, 43:3 - 6, 45:1 - 2
My iron, iron hearted
2Samuel 17:27 - 29, 19:31 - 39, 21:8, 1Kings 2:7, Ezra 2:61, Nehemiah 7:63
Bashemath was the wife of Esau.
Genesis 26:34, Genesis 36:3 - 4, 10, 13, 17
Daughter of Rabbah (multitudes)
Bathrabbim was the name of a gate in Heshbon which was near pools of fish.
Song of Solomon 7:4
Daughter of an oath
1Kings 1 - 2, 1Chronicles 3:5, 2Samuel 11:2 - 5, 12:24, Psalm 51:1
Bealoth was a city within the territory of the tribe of Judah.
Ezra 2:11, 8:11, 10,28, Nehemiah 7:16, 10:15
Genesis 46:21, Numbers 26:35, 1Chronicles 7:6 - 8
Genesis 36:35, 1Chronicles 1:46
Servile, in judging
1Samuel 12:11, 1Chronicles 7:17
The Lord knows, Baal has known
Dung God, Lord of the house
Beelzebub is another name for Satan the Devil.
Matthew 10:25, 12:24, 27, Mark 3:22, Luke 11:15 - 19
Well of God (heroes)
Well located east of the Jordan River in the land of Moab.
Fountained, my well
Genesis 26:34, Hosea 1:1
Well of the Living One seeing me, well of Living One my Seer
Name given to a well by Hagar, Abraham's concubine, when an angel appeared to her announcing she was pregnant with Ishmael.
Deuteronomy 10:6, Joshua 9:17, 18:25, 2Samuel 4:2, Ezra 2:25, Nehemiah 7:29
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A section (half of a shekel)
Worthlessness, without profit, wicked
Strong's #H1100, #G955
Belial is an Old Testament word used to describe a human who is considered worthless or no good. Belial is also used to describe Satan the devil (2Corinthians 6:15).
Deuteronomy 13:13, Judges 19:22, 20:13, 1Samuel 1:16, 2:12, 10:27, 25:17, 25, 30:22, 2Samuel 16:7, 20:1, 23:6, 1Kings 21:10, 13, 2Chronicles 13:7, 2Corinthians 6:15.
Bel protect the king
Belshazzar, the son of King Nabonidus, co-reigned over the Babylonian empire with his father starting in 553 B.C. In 539, he holds a great feast for one thousand of his nobles (Daniel 5:1).
During the feast the fingers of a man's hand miraculously appears near one of the hall's walls. The supernatural manifestation then writes on the wall, "Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin" (Daniel 5:25). The prophet Daniel is called upon to interpret the mysterious words.
Daniel 5, 7:1, 8:1
Lord of the straitened's treasure
Belteshazzar was the Babylonian name given to the prophet Daniel.
Daniel 1:7, 2:26, 4:8 - 9, 18 - 19, 5:12, 10:1
Son of hur, son of whiteness
Strong's #H1122, #H1133
Ben-hur, found only in 1Kings 4:8 as "the son of Hur," was the first of twelve district supervisors listed for King Solomon. Each supervisor had the task of overseeing a particular area of Israel (for Ben-hur this was mount Ephraim) and insuring, for one month of the year, that supplies were provided for the royal court.
1Kings 4:7 - 8
Son of my people
Born after the destruction of Sodom, Benammi was the name of Lot's son through his incestuous liaison between him and his younger daughter. Lot also produced Moab through his older daughter. Benammi became the father of the Ammonites who would cause Israel trouble after they entered the Promised Land.
Jehovah (Jah) has built
Benaiah was one of King David's thirty-seven mighty men of valor who zealously fought for him.
2Samuel 8:18, 20:23, 23:20 - 30, 1Kings 1, 2:25 - 46, 4:4, 1Chronicles 4:36, 11:22 - 31, etc.
Son of (false God) Hadad
Benhadad (Ben-hadad) was the name of several kings of Syria.
1Kings 15:18 - 20, 20:1 - 34, 2Kings 6:24, 8:7, 9, 13:3, 24 - 25, 2Chronicles 16:2, 4, Jeremiah 49:27, Amos 1:4
Son of the right hand
Benjamin was the name of Jacob's (Israel's) twelth and final son, his second through his beloved wife Rachel.
Genesis 35:18, 24, 42:4, 36, 43:14 - 34, 44:12, 45:12 - 22, 46:19, 21, 49:27, Exodus 1:3, Numbers 1:11, 36 - 37, 2:22, etc.
A son as builder of family name
1Chronicles 24:26 - 27
Burning, a lamp
Genesis 36:32, Numbers 22:5, 24:3, 15, 31:18, Deuteronomy 23:4, Joshua 13:22, 24:29, 1Chronicles 1:43, Micah 6:5
Son of evil
1Chronicles 12:3, 2Chronicles 20:26
Genesis 16:14, 1Chronicles 7:20
With a friend, in trouble
Genesis 46:17, Numbers 26:44 - 45, 1Chronicles 7:23 - 31, 8:16, 23:10 - 11
Victorious, bring victory
Bernice was the daughter of Herod Agrippa I (a grandson of Herod the Great). Bernice accompanied her brother Agrippa II when he traveled to Caesarea to welcome the new Roman procurator of Judea. Both her and her brother heard the Apostle Paul's defense of himself after he had been in Caesarea's prison for two years.
Acts 25:13, 23, 26:30
A cypress grove
One of two cities from which King David took brass after defeating King Hadadezer.
Domineering, my treading
Ezra 2:49, Nehemiah 7:52
One of two cities from which King David took brass after defeating King Hadadezer.
Beten was a city given to the tribe of Asher as an inheritance in the Promised Land.
Ferry house, house of the ford
Bethabara was one of the locations, east of the Jordan River, where John the Baptist performed baptisms.
House of response (affliction)
Bethanath was a city given to the tribe of Naphtali as an inheritance in the Promised Land.
Joshua 19:38, Judges 1:33
House of responses or replies (afflictions)
Bethanoth was a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land.
House of the desert valley, place of depression
Betharabah was a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land.
Joshua 15:6, 61, 18:22
Place (house) of the height
Betharam was a city given to the tribe of Gad as an inheritance in the Promised Land.
House of God's ambush
Betharbel was a city destroyed by Assyrian King Shalmanezer. It was possibly located in the tribe of Naphtali's territory.
House of vanity
Bethaven was a city given to the tribe of Benjamin as an inheritance in the Promised Land.
House of the strength of death
Bethazmaveth was an Israelite city likely located near Jerusalem.
House (habitation) of Baal
Bethmeon and Bethbaalmeon refer to the same city. Bethbaalmeon was one of several cities given to the tribe of Reuben as an inheritance in the Promised Land.
House of the ford
Bethbarah was a city located in the tribe of Ephraim's territory.
House of a creative one
Bethbirei was one of several cities given to the tribe of Simeon as an inheritance in the Promised Land.
House of the ram, place of the lamb, house of pasture
Bethcar was one of several Canaanite cities controlled by the Philistines.
House of Dagon
Bethdagon was a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land.
Joshua 15:41, 19:27
House of the two fig-cakes
Bethdiblathaim was a city, east of Jordan River, located in Moabite territory.