Meaning:a line (or natural boundary, as a mountain range)

The name of two biblical places…

  1. A tract in the land of Edom south of the Dead Sea (Psalm 83:7); now called Djebal.

  2. A Phoenician city, not far from the sea coast, to the north of Beyrout (Ezek. 27:9); called by the Greeks Byblos. Now Jibeil. Mentioned in the Amarna tablets.

    An important Phoenician text, referring to the temple of Baalath, on a monument of Yehu-melek, its king (probably B.C. 600), has been discovered.