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Meaning: mistress; city.

This was the name of two biblical cities and one mountain:

  1. A city in the south of Judah (Josh. 15:29), elsewhere called Balah (Josh. 19:3) and Bilhah (1 Chr. 4:29). Now Khurbet Zebalah.

  2. A city on the northern border of the tribe of Judah (Josh. 15:10), called also Kirjath-jearim, q.v. (15:9; 1 Chr. 13:6)

  3. A mountain on the northwestern boundary of Judah and Dan (Josh. 15:11).