Baleeus, a Syrian author who wrote several hymns, one of which was On the Death of the High-priest Aaron. According to Gregory Barhebraeus, Balmeus lived about the same time as St. Ephrem. He must not be confounded with Belaeus, an Egyptian monk; nor with a disciple of St. Ephrem, whom that father, in his Testament, accuses of apostasy from the faith. See Ceillier, Hist. des Ant. Eccl. 10:464.