|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
(1.) A city in the south of Judah (Joshua 15:29), elsewhere called Balah (Joshua 19:3) and Bilhah (1 Chronicles 4:29). Now Khurbet Zebalah.
(2.) A city on the northern border of the tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:10), called also Kirjath-jearim, q.v. (15:9; 1 Chronicles 13:6), now Kuriet-el-Enab, or as some think, `Erma.
(3.) A mountain on the north-western boundary of Judah and Dan (Joshua 15:11).
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ba'-a-la ba`alah; ("possessor," "mistress "): Three occurrences of this name:
(1) = KIRIATH-JEARIM (which see) (Joshua 15:9, 10 1 Chronicles 13:6).
(2) A city in the Negeb of Judah (Joshua 15:29). In Joshua 19:3 Balah and in 1 Chronicles 4:29 Bilhah; perhaps also Boaloth of Joshua 15:24. The site is unknown; but see PEF, III, 26.
(3) Mount Baalah (Joshua 15:11), a mountain ridge between Shikkeron (Ekron) and Jabnoel unless, as seems probable, the suggestion of M. Clermont-Ganneau (Rev. Crit, 1897, 902) is correct that for har (= "mount"), we should read nahar ("river"). In this case the border in question would be the Nahr rubin. Here there is an annual feast held-attended by all classes and famous all over Syria-which appears to be a real survival of "Baal worship."
E. W. G. Masterman
Baalah (5 Occurrences)
Joshua 15:9 The border extended from the top of the mountain to the spring of the waters of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of Mount Ephron; and the border extended to Baalah (the same is Kiriath Jearim); (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Joshua 15:10 and the border turned about from Baalah westward to Mount Seir, and passed along to the side of Mount Jearim on the north (the same is Chesalon), and went down to Beth Shemesh, and passed along by Timnah; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Joshua 15:11 and the border went out to the side of Ekron northward; and the border extended to Shikkeron, and passed along to Mount Baalah, and went out at Jabneel; and the goings out of the border were at the sea. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Joshua 15:29 Baalah, Iim, Ezem, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
1 Chronicles 13:6 David went up, and all Israel, to Baalah, that is, to Kiriath Jearim, which belonged to Judah, to bring up from there the ark of God Yahweh that sits above the cherubim, that is called by the Name. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)