Muslims have even infected Wikipedia with this nonsense.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakkah
I added the bolded below (in normal font on the article) but it was erased by Islamist frauds to continue to dupe their poor deceived minions.
Here is the older version that includes my notes.http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bakkah&oldid=372421595
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bakkah (Arabic: ????) is a place mentioned in surah 3:96 of the Qur'an. It is said to be the site of the first mosque, and therefore it is identified by some Muslims with the city of Mecca. Others also identify it with the Biblical "valley of Baca" from Psalm 84 (Hebrew: ???).
 Bakkah and Mecca
Surah 3:96-97 Behold, the first Temple ever set up for mankind was indeed the one at Bakkah: rich in blessing, and a [source of] guidance unto all the worlds., Full of clear messages. [It is] the place whereon Abraham once stood; and whoever enters it finds peace. Hence, pilgrimage unto the Temple is a duty owed to God by all people who are able to undertake it. And as for those who deny the truth - verily, God does not stand in need of anything in all the worlds.
 Arguments for the identification of Bakkah with Mecca
Bakkah is thought to be an older name for Mecca, as it is described as the location of the first mosque, which Islam teaches to be the Kaaba, and a home to Abraham, who, according to the Qur'an, built the Kabba with his son Ishmael. Many translations simply render Bakkah as Mecca, and the passage is cryptic if they are not the same city.
However, the name Bacca or Bakka is known by all Arabs as another name for Makka, it is not known or used anywhere else.There is, however, no archaeological or historical evidence that suggests that Mecca ever existed before immigrants from Yemen built it in the early 4th century AD. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecca
 Baca and Bakkah
Psalm 84:5-7 Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion. Zion is mentioned 153 times in scripture because it is the name of the easternmost hill of ancient Jerusalem. Link to verses. Thus we see this passage describing a journey to ZION - to Jerusalem. Baca simply being a stop along the way. The temple in Jerusalem to which this pilgrimage refers is about 1200 kilometers away from where Mecca was eventually built in the 4th century AD. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon%27s_Temple
 Arguments for the identification of Baca with Bakkah or Mecca
The names "Bakkah" are almost identical. If Bakkah is Mecca, then in accordance with Muslim beliefs that Mecca is God's select city. Also, in the Biblical Book of Isaiah, several passages provide descriptions of Zion, several of which, notably Isaiah 35:8-10, which states that the will not enter the city, and 60:16-18, which describes its prosperity, bear striking resemblance to Mecca in Muslim eyes. Jews and Christians, who do not equate holiness with Islam, do not agree with this interpretation.? Blessed art they that dwell in Your house; they will still be praising thee Selah. Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; In whose heart are the ways of them. Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well.? [Psalm 84:4?6]The name "Baca" is a Hebrew word, while "Bakkah" is an Arabic word. The Baca referenced in scripture is 1200 kilometers away from where Mecca was eventually built in the 4th century AD.
"The first House (of worship) appointed for men was that at Bakka full of blessing and of guidance for all kinds of beings: In it are signs manifest; (for example) the Station of Abraham; whoever enters it attains security; pilgrimage thereto is a duty men owe to Allah those who can afford the journey; but if any deny faith Allah stands not in need of any of his creatures. (The Noble Quran, 3:96-97)"The Baca referenced in scripture is 1200 kilometers away from where Mecca was eventually built in the 4th century AD.
 These verses seems to refer to a journey, from place to place until they reach Zion
“Blessed are those whose strength is in you,“
“who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.“
Makkah is a place of Pilgrimage, thousands make it every year-- Ar. hajj, Heb. mes-il-law"Thousands go on pilgrimage to the Holy Land every year as well. To ZION.
“As they pass through the Valley of Baca,“
Some Bible versions say “Valley of Tears/ Weeping”, this would make more sense since Ishmael and Hagar cried (baka’) to God for aid in the wilderness after Abraham left them in a deserted area. In Hebrew ‘tears’ is Baka’ and in Arabic Baka’ means to cry.
Another worthy note to look into is that many places named in the Bible are not necessarily found/ match or proven historically.
“they make it a place of springs;“
“the autumn rains also cover it with pools.“
The great well Zamzam it’s actually a spring that sprang at the time of Ishmael and Hagar by an Angel after Hagar had ‘cried’ to God for aid.However this is 7th century Islamic tradition that is not supported by scripture, history, archaeology or Geography.
“The angel of the LORD found Hagar near a spring in the desert;
it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur.—Genesis 16:7“There is no historical or archaeological evidence that suggests that Abraham, Hagar or Ishmael were ever in the place where Mecca was built around the 4th century AD, 1200 kilometers from where Abraham lived and was eventually buried. The geographical evidence alone, refutes this suggestion. Further, the trade route along the Red Sea over which they would have had to make the journey, was not established until almost 1,000 years after Abraham. Prior to that trade from Yemen to the fertile crescent was by ship.
“They go from strength to strength,“
“till each appears before God in Zion.“
They have gone from place to place until they appear to God in Zion…after a long travel in the desert.