Character Study on Baalis

Character Study on Baalis

Jeremiah 40: And said unto him, Dost thou certainly know that Baalis the king of the Ammonites hath sent Ishmael the son of Nethaniah to slay thee? But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam believed them not.

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Baalis
King of the Ammonites at the time of the Babylonian captivity (Jeremiah 40:14 ). He hired Ishmael to slay Gedaliah who had been appointed governor over the cities of Judah.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Baalis
King of the children of Ammon, at the time of Nebuchadnezzar's destruction of Jerusalem. He hired Ishmael to slay Gedaliah, who was appointed by the king of Babylon governor over the cities of Judah (Jeremiah 40:14).

Holman Bible Dictionary - Baalis
(bay' uh lihss) Personal name of king of Ammon who sent Ishmael to kill Geduliah, governor of Judah immediately after Babylon captured Jerusalem and sent most of Judah's citizens into the Exile (Jeremiah 40:14 ).



Hitchcock's Bible Names - Baalis
A rejoicing; a proud lord
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Baalis
King of the Ammonites, who sent Ishmael to slay Gedaliah. Jeremiah 40:14 .

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Baalis
BAALIS . King of Ammon in time of Gedaliah ( Jeremiah 40:14 ).

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Baalis
King of the Ammonites in the time of the captivity. He caused the assassination of Gedaliah, then governor of Judah, Jeremiah 40:14 ; 41:1 - 10 .

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Ishmael - Further instigation was supplied by Baalis, king of Ammon ( Jeremiah 40:14 ), who was seeking either revenge or an opportunity to extend his dominions. Shortly afterwards he set out with his captives to join Baalis, but was overtaken by a body of Gedaliah’s soldiers at the pool of Gibeon ( Jeremiah 41:12 ), and defeated
Gedaliah - Johanan warned Gedaliah that Baalis (called from the idol Baal) king of Ammon had sent Ishmael to assassinate him and his retinue
Rabbah - Nebuchadnezzar attacked Ammon because of Baalis their king having instigated Ishmael to slay Gedaliah the Chaldaean governor (Jeremiah 40:14)
Ammon - ... Moab was probably the more civilized half of Lot's descendants; whence we read of the plentiful fields, hay, summer fruits, vineyards, presses, songs of the grape treaders, of Moab (Isaiah 15; 16; Jeremiah 48): Ammon the more fierce, plundering, Bedouin-like half; whence we read of their threat of thrusting out the right eye of all in Jabesh Gilead (1 Samuel 11:2), ripping up pregnant women in Gilead (Amos 1:13), treacherously murdering, as Ishmael, Baalis' agent, did (Jeremiah 40:14; Jeremiah 41:5-7), suspecting and insulting their ally David to their own ruin (2 Samuel 10:1-5; 2 Samuel 12:31)
Ishmael - During the siege of Jerusalem Ishmael had fled to Baalis, king of Ammon, E. Baalis (called from the idol Baal) his host, urged him to slay Gedaliah who under the Babylonian king governed Judaea and the population which had not been carried away
Ammon, Ammonites - ’... After the destruction of Jerusalem, Baalis, king of Ammon, sent a man to assassinate Gedaliah, whom Nebuchadnezzar had made governor of Judah (Jeremiah 40:14 )