A location on the northern border of the allotments of the twelve tribes (Judg. 3.3; 1 Chr. 5.23). It seems that Baal should be construed as the name of a god, i.e., ‘Baal of Hermon’. Hermon is identical with Jebel esh-Sheikh, the southern peak of the Anti-Lebanon (Deut. 3.8; Deut. 4.48; Josh. 12.1, Josh. 5; Judg. 3.3; 1 Chr. 5.23). The place to which the toponym refers must be sought somewhere on its slopes.
In the list of people Yahweh left within the territory of Canaan appear “the Hivites who dwel…