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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.

Historical Examples

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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