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Baal-peor Lord of the opening, a god of the Moabites (Num 25:3; Num 31:16; Jos 22:17), worshipped by obscene rites. So called from Mount Peor, where this worship was celebrated, the Baal of Peor. The Israelites fell into the worship of this idol (Num 25:3, Num 25:5, Num 25:18; Deu 4:3; Psa 106:28; Hos 9:10).

Baal-perazim Baal having rents, bursts, or destructions, the scene of a victory gained by David over the Philistines (Sa2 5:20; Ch1 14:11). Called Mount Perazim (Isa 28:21). It was near the valley of Rephaim, west of Jerusalem. Identified with the modern Jebel Aly.

Baal-shalisha Lord of Shalisha, a place from which a man came with provisions for Elisha, apparently not far from Gilgal (Kg2 4:42). It has been identified with Sirisia, 13 miles north of Lydda.

Baal-tamar Lord of palm trees, a place in the tribe of Benjamin near Gibeah of Saul (Jdg 20:33). It was one of the sanctuaries or groves of Baal. Probably the palm tree of Deborah (Jdg 4:5) is alluded to in the name.

Baal-zebub Fly-lord, the god of the Philistines at Ekron (Kg2 1:2, Kg2 1:3, Kg2 1:16. This name was given to the god because he was supposed to be able to avert the plague of flies which in that region was to be feared. He was consulted by Ahaziah as to his recovery.

Baal-zephon Baal of the north, an Egyptian town on the shores of the Gulf of Suez (Exo 14:2; Num 33:7), over against which the children of Israel encamped before they crossed the Red Sea. It is probably to be identified with the modern Jebel Deraj or Kulalah, on the western shore of the Gulf of Suez. Baal-capuna of the Egyptians was a place of worship.

Baana Son of affliction. (1.) One of Solomon's purveyors (Kg1 4:12). (2.) Son of Hushai, another of Solomon's purveyors (Kg1 4:16). (3.) Father of Zadok (Neh 3:4).

Baanah Son of affliction. (1.) One of the two sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, a captain in Saul's army. He and his brother Rechab assassinated Ishbosheth (Sa2 4:2), and were on this account slain by David, and their mutilated bodies suspended over the pool at Hebron (Sa2 4:5, Sa2 4:6, Sa2 4:12). (2.) The father of Heled, who was one of David's thirty heroes (Sa2 23:29; Ch1 11:30).

Baasha Bravery, the third king of the separate kingdom of Israel, and founder of its second dynasty (1 Kings 15, 16; Ch2 16:1). He was the son of Ahijah of the tribe of Issachar. The city of Tirzah he made the capital of his kingdom, and there he was buried, after an eventful reign of twenty-four years (Kg1 15:33). On account of his idolatries his family was exterminated, according to the word of the prophet Jehu (Kg1 16:3, Kg1 16:4, Kg1 16:10).

Babe Used of children generally (Mat 11:25; Mat 21:16; Luk 10:21; Rom 2:20). It is used also of those who are weak in Christian faith and knowledge (Co1 3:1; Heb 5:13; Pe1 2:2). In Isa 3:4 the word "babes" refers to a succession of weak and wicked princes who reigned over Judah from the death of Josiah downward to the destruction of Jerusalem.