Baale of Judah


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Baale of Judah

(bā`əlē, jo͞o`də) [Heb. Baale, fem. of BaalBaal
, plural Baalim
[Semitic,=master, lord], name used throughout the Bible for the chief deity or for deities of Canaan. The term was originally an epithet applied to the storm god Hadad.
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], the same as Kirjath-jearimKirjath-jearim
, in the Bible, ancient fortress and holy place, ancient Palestine, W of Jerusalem. It also appears as Kirjath, Kirjath-arim, Kirjath-baal, Baalah, and Baale of Judah.
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