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Balah meaning

בלה
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🔼The name Balah in the Bible

The name Balah occurs only once in the Bible, in Joshua 19:3, in a list of towns that were situated in the territory allotted to the tribe of Simeon. Because Simeon received land within the territory of Judah, this town was also in Judah.

Balah is probably the same as Bilhah (1 Chronicles 4:29), Baale-judah (2 Samuel 6:2), Kiriath-baal (Joshua 15:60), and Bilhah (1 Chronicles 4:29).

🔼Etymology of the name Balah

The name Balah is probably a contraction of the name Bilhah, and that name derives of the verb בעל (balal I), meaning to be worn:

🔼Balah meaning

For a meaning of the name Balah, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Decayed. Neither NOBSE Study Bible Name List nor BDB Theological Dictionary translates this name.

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