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bamah in the Bible

a height, a name used simply to denote a high place where the Jews worshipped idols (Ezek. 20:29). The plural is translated "high places" in Num. 22:41 and Ezek. 36:2.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • But the altar, it has recently been suggested, was rather a "bamah" (a high place) than a temple.

    Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria Norman Bentwich

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