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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Baalis

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King of the Ammonites, who was the leading spirit in the murder of Gedaliah (Jeremiah 40:14 ). While the first element in the name is clearly "Baal," the second is puzzling and no satisfactory explanation has as yet been suggested.

J. Jr. J. D. P.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Baalis'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tje/b/baalis.html. 1901.

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