The Valley of Baca


M. Dahood would avoid the problem of the identification of these proper names by reading hibbīkā for MT habbakā, “may he cause...to flow” (a hiphil perfect, 3rd person masc. with the archaic ending of -a’ from the root nbk/npk, “to pour out”).

Bibliography

J. Simons, The Geographical and Topographical Texts of OT (1959), 332; F. Delitzsch, The Psalms, II, 4th ed., 477; M. Dahood, Psalms, II (1968), 281.