Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;
And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these are
the sons of Esau, which were born unto him in the land of Canaan.
And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: and she bare to Esau Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.
And these are
the sons of Aholibamah Esau's wife; duke Jeush, duke Jaalam, duke Korah: these were
the dukes that came
of Aholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau's wife.
And the children of Anah were
these; Dishon, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah.
Then I said unto them, What is
the high place whereunto ye go? And the name thereof is called Bamah unto this day.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
A height, a name used simply to denote a high place where the Jews worshipped idols (Ezekiel 20:29 ). The plural is translated "high places" in Numbers 22:41 and Ezekiel 36:2 .
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Ezekiel 20:29; "What is the high place whereunto ye hie habaim , alliteration to Bamah? And the name thereof is called. Bamah (i.e. "high place", akin to the Greek pagan bomos ) unto this day." The very name implies the place is not sanctioned by ME; (God); it implies its own paganness: My place is called mizbeach , "altar." Your sacrifices even to ME on a "high place" instead of My "altar" in the temple, were therefore a "provocation," Ezekiel 20:28 (Deuteronomy 12:1-5). Ewald makes the clause in Ezekiel a quotation from an older prophet.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(bay' mah) Hebrew noun meaning, “back, high place.” Word is used frequently to describe places of worship, usually false worship of Yahweh containing Canaanite elements. See High Place . In Ezekiel 20:29 a particular place is named Bamah in a wordplay ridiculing high places. If a location was intended for Bamah, it can no longer be found.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
An eminence or high place
Morrish Bible Dictionary
The Hebrew word bamah, signifying 'high place,' is once left untranslated, Ezekiel 20:29 , where Israel offered sacrifices to idols. It is frequently translated HIGH PLACES, q.v.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary
We meet with this name but once, namely in Ezekiel 20:29. It means an high place. Bamoth is the plural of it, and we meet with this several times, Numbers 21:19-20. Bamoth Baal, a city beyond Jordan. (Joshua 13:17)
People's Dictionary of the Bible
Bamah (bâ'mah), high place. The name applied to idolatrous places of worship. Ezekiel 20:29.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
BAMAH (only Ezekiel 20:29 ) is the ordinary word for ‘high place,’ but is here retained in its Hebrew form as the word ‘manna’ in the parallel case Exodus 16:15 , on account of the word-play: ‘What ( mah ) is the ba-mah to which ye go ( bÃ¢ )?’ See, further, High Place.
A. R. S. Kennedy.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
, Plural Bamoth
High places, Ezekiel 20:29 . Bamoth-baal was a station of the Hebrews, in the border of Moab, Numbers 21:20 22:41 ; afterwards assigned to the tribe of Reuben, Joshua 13:17 . Baal was worshipped there, and it was perhaps the "high places" referred to in Isaiah 15:2 . See HIGH PLACES .
- In Ezekiel 20:29 a particular place is named Bamah
in a wordplay ridiculing high places. If a location was intended for Bamah
, it can no longer be found
(bâ'mah), high place
- The Hebrew word Bamah
, signifying 'high place,' is once left untranslated, Ezekiel 20:29 , where Israel offered sacrifices to idols
- Ezekiel 20:29; "What is the high place whereunto ye hie habaim , alliteration to Bamah
? And the name thereof is called. Bamah
- ( Genesis 36:2,26 ) In the earlier narrative, (Genesis 26:34 ) Aholi-Bamah
is called Judith, which may have been her original name
(only Ezekiel 20:29 ) is the ordinary word for ‘high place,’ but is here retained in its Hebrew form as the word ‘manna’ in the parallel case Exodus 16:15 , on account of the word-play: ‘What ( mah ) is the ba-mah to which ye go ( bÃ¢ )?’ See, further, High Place
- The people called them Bamah
, or, perhaps more properly, Bamoth, (See Ezekiel 20:29) Those places were continued to the days of Christ, and called Proseuchy, or prayer-houses
- The Hebrew word Bamah
is a general term, comprehending mountains and hills; but in Ezekiel 20:29, it is given as the proper name of a place; while in other passages it is usually and correctly translated "high place
- The word commonly used for the high place is Bamah
, signifying what is high or elevated (cf. The word Bamah
is used apparently for any idolatrous erection, for we once read of high places in a valley
- what is the high place whereunto ye go?...
And the name thereof is called Bamah
unto this day," the sense is, You ought to have long since put away the name, and the high place which it expresces; the very name implies it is not sanctioned by Me; therefore your sacrifice even to ME in it (much more to idols) is only a "provocation" to Me (Ezekiel 20:28)
Another Hebrew word for altar that is used infrequently in the Old Testament means literally, “high place” (Hebrew, Bamah
- " Hearing that he was about to offer sacrifice, the two hastened into Ramah, and "behold, Samuel came out against them," on his way to the "Bamah