Geographical. This word occurs as the prefix or suffix to the names of several places in Palestine, some of which are as follows:
BAAL-ZEPHON (lord of the north), a place in Egypt near where the Israelites crossed the Red Sea. (Numbers 33:7; Ezekiel 14:2,9) We place Baal-zephon on the western shore of the Gulf of Suez, a little below its head, which at that time was about 30 or 40 miles northward of the Present head.
* See other occurrences of the same term: Baal.
Main reference: Smith's Bible Dictionary (1860s)
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