This word, which ordinarily designates a "high place" (see High Places), is introduced in Ezek. xx. 29 as a generic name for an idolatrous place of worship for the purpose of playing upon the word, as though "Bamah" were compounded from "ba" (come) and "mah" (whereunto); the term being thus interpreted as a place to which people come—that is, for worship.

J. Jr. G. B. L.
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