The site of a temple in Moab, where the king offered vain supplications against the Assyrians, Isa 15:2.
house, probably a city of Moab, which had a celebrated idol-temple (Isa 15:2). It has also been regarded as denoting simply the temple of the idol of Moab as opposed to the "high place."
Isa 15:2; "he is gone up to Bajith," rather, "to the temple," answering to "the sanctuary" (Isa 16:12) in a similar context. With the definite article "the," the "high places" (Bamoth) follow in the context. In the Moabite stone of Dibon there is inscribed: "I Mesha, son of Chemosh god, built Beth Bamoth, for it was destroyed, and Beth Diblathaim, and Beth Baal Meon." The Bajith, followed by Dibon, and Bamoth in Isa 15:2 correspond. Bajith, like Dibon, was a "high place." The peculiarity of Bajith was it had a sacred "house" or sanctuary, on the high place, to the national god Chemosh. In the same high places where they had exulted in their idol they shall weep, to find it unable to save them from destruction.