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Bealoth meaning

בעלות

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🔼The name Bealoth in the Bible

The city named Bealoth is mentioned once or twice in the Bible. Bealoth was situated somewhere in the southern extremity of the territory of Judah, close to Edom (Joshua 15:23). Some scholars equate this town with Baal (1 Chronicles 4:33)

In 1 Kings 4:16 a town is mentioned which is either our Judean city of Bealoth, or it's a different town named Aloth. The letter ב with which this name starts could be regarded as the particle ב (be), meaning "in":

And some translations read "in Asher and Bealoth" (NAS, ASV, JSP1917), while others read "in Asher and in Aloth" (Darby, KJV, NIV, Young).

🔼Etymology of the name Bealoth

The proper name Bealoth should probably be regarded the plural form of the feminine noun בעלה (ba'ala):

🔼Bealoth meaning

For a meaning of the name Bealoth, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Mistresses, and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has City Corporations. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate this name but does list it under the root בעל, and also confirms it's a plural.