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Ba’ca (weeping), The Valley of, a valley in Palestine, through which the exiled Psalmist sees in vision the pilgrims passing in their march towards the sanctuary of Jehovah at Zion. Ps. 84:6. That it was a real locality is most probable from the use of the definite article before the name. The rendering of the Targum is Gehenna, i.e., the Ge-Hinnom or ravine below Mount Zion. This locality agrees well with the mention of becaim (Authorized Version “mulberry”) trees in 2 Sam. 5:23.