Easton's Bible Dictionary
House of God's court, a place alluded to by (Hosea 10:14 ) as the scene of some great military exploit, but not otherwise mentioned in Scripture. The Shalman here named was probably Shalmaneser, the king of Assyria (2 Kings 17:3 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary
(behth-ahr' behl) Place name meaning, “house of Arbel.” Sight of infamous battle Hosea could use as example of what would happen to Israel (Hosea 10:14 ). The battle is unknown to us. The site may be Irbid in Gilead, four miles northwest of Tiberius. See Shalman .
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
BETH-ARBEL ( Hosea 10:14 only). The site is quite uncertain. It is said to have been spoiled by Shalman (perhaps Shalmaneser III.), and may have been in Syria. Two places called Arbela exist in Palestine, one (now Irbid ) west of the Sea of Galilee (Jos. [Note: Josephus.] Ant . XII. xi. 1), the other ( Irbid ) in the extreme north of Gilead, both noticed in the 4th cent. a.d. ( Onom. s.v . ‘Arbela’).
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Probably Arbela, now Irbid. One place of this name lay twenty-five miles southeast of the sea of Galilee. Another was in Galilee, near Magdala. Here were some large and almost inaccessible fortified caverns, in the sides of precipices, Hosea 10:14 .
Shalman - One who laid waste Beth-arbel
Shalman - This name occurs only in the clause ‘as Shalman spoiled Beth-arbel in the day of battle’ ( Hosea 10:14 ). Beth-arbel
Beth-Arbel - Beth-arbel ( Hosea 10:14 only)
Hoshea - 726) Shalmaneser cruelly stormed the strong caves of Beth-arbel, Hosea 10:14, and made Israel tributary, 2 Kings 17:3, for three years
Hoshe'a - 726) Shalmaneser cruelly stormed the strong caves of Beth-arbel, (Hosea 8:14 ) and made cruel tributary, (2 Kings 17:3 ) for three years