Fausset's Bible Dictionary
- Baal Tamar
("lord of a palm tree".) (Judges 20:33), near Gibeah of Benjamin. Deborah's palm tree (Judges 4:4) was between Ramah and Bethel, in this neighborhood. The battle at Baal Tamar was prior to her time, 1406 B.C.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Lord of palm trees, a place in the tribe of Benjamin near Gibeah of Saul (Judges 20:33 ). It was one of the sanctuaries or groves of Baal. Probably the palm tree of Deborah (Judges 4:5 ) is alluded to in the name.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(bay' uhl-tay' mahr) Place name meaning, “Baal of the palm tree” or “lord of the palm tree.” Place where Israelites attacked and defeated tribe of Benjamin for killing concubine of traveling Levite (Judges 20:33 ). It must have been near Gibeah. It may be ras et-Tawil north of Jerusalem.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Master of the palm-tree
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary
A place near Gibeah. (Judges 20:33) It might be famous for palm-trees; for so Tamar means.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
BAAL-TAMAR . An unknown site near Bethel and Gibeah ( Judges 4:5 ).
- , had a tent pitched beneath, a noted tree; a palm tree it is called, and may have been at Baal-tamar
, Judges 20:33, or not far distant from the tree under which the first Deborah was buried
(bâ'al-tâ'mar), lord of the palm tree