Bat @ The Hebrew word (atalleph') so rendered Leviticus:11:19; Deuteronomy:14:18) implies "flying in the dark." The bat is reckoned among the birds in the list of unclean animals. To cast idols to the "moles and to the bats" means to carry them into dark caverns or desolate places to which these animals resort Isaiah:2:20), i.e., to consign them to desolation or ruin.
Bath @ a Hebrew liquid measure, the tenth part of an homer (kjvKings:7:26,38; Ezekiel:45:10Ezekiel:45:14). It contained 8 gallons 3 quarts of our measure. "Ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath" Isaiah:5:10) denotes great unproductiveness.
Bath-rabbim @ daughter of many, the name of one of the gates of the city of Heshbon, near which were pools (Cant.7:4).
Battering-ram @ Ezekiel:4:2Ezekiel:21:22), a military engine, consisting of a long beam of wood hung upon a frame, for making breaches in walls. The end of it which was brought against the wall was shaped like a ram's head.
Battle-axe @ a mallet or heavy war-club. Applied metaphorically Jeremiah:51:20) to Cyrus, God's instrument in destroying Babylon.
Battle-bow @ the war-bow used in fighting Zechariah:9:10Zechariah:10:4). "Thy bow was made quite naked" Habakkuk:3:9) means that it was made ready for use. By David's order ( 2Samuel:1:18) the young men were taught the use, or rather the song of the bow. (See ARMOUR, BOW.)
Battlement @ a parapet wall or balustrade surrounding the flat roofs of the houses, required to be built by a special law Deuteronomy:22:8). In Jeremiah:5:10, it denotes the parapet of a city wall.