Baal


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Ba·al

 (bä′äl′, bäl, bāl)
n. pl. Ba·als or Ba·a·lim (bä′ä-lĭm, bä′lĭm)
1. Any of various local fertility and nature gods of the ancient Semitic peoples considered to be false gods by the Hebrews.
2. often baal A false god or idol.

[Hebrew ba'al, lord, Baal; see bʕl in Semitic roots.]

Ba′al′ism n.

Baal

(bɑːl)
n
1. (Non-European Myth & Legend) any of several ancient Semitic fertility gods
2. (Non-European Myth & Legend) Phoenician myth the sun god and supreme national deity
3. (Alternative Belief Systems) (sometimes not capital) any false god or idol
[from Hebrew bá'al lord, master]

Ba•al

(ˈbeɪ əl, beɪl)

n., pl. Ba•al•im (ˈbeɪ ə lɪm, ˈbeɪ lɪm)
1. any of numerous local ancient Semitic deities typifying the generative forces of nature.
2. (sometimes l.c.) a false god.
[< Hebrew ba‘al lord]
Ba′al•ish, adj.
Ba′al•ism, n.
Ba′al•ist, Ba′al•ite, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Baal - any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoplesBaal - any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples; the Hebrews considered Baal a false god
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As Baal he was popular with the Phoenicians; as Belus or Bel he had
They flocked, then, from Lambert to Monk, as sinners flock from Baal to God.
As for those antique floor-cloth & still occasionally seen in the dwellings of the rabble - cloths of huge, sprawling, and radiating devises, stripe-interspersed, and glorious with all hues, among which no ground is intelligible-these are but the wicked invention of a race of time-servers and money-lovers - children of Baal and worshippers of Mammon - Benthams, who, to spare thought and economize fancy, first cruelly invented the Kaleidoscope, and then established joint-stock companies to twirl it by steam.
Let this victim to Baal be sent, To the lions the martyr be thrown
As for those captive tribes, themselves were they Who wrought their own captivity, fell off From God to worship calves, the deities Of Egypt, Baal next and Ashtaroth, And all the idolatries of heathen round, Besides their other worse than heathenish crimes; Nor in the land of their captivity Humbled themselves, or penitent besought The God of their forefathers, but so died Impenitent, and left a race behind Like to themselves, distinguishable scarce From Gentiles, but by circumcision vain, And God with idols in their worship joined.
that however we may fancy ourselves alone on the side of good, the King and Lord of men is nowhere without His witnesses; for in every society, however seemingly corrupt and godless, there are those who have not bowed the knee to Baal.
The baal teshuvah movement had tentative beginnings in the United States of the 1940s and '50s.
Baal was first detained in 1999 at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center while he was being tried, purportedly, for murder.
20 40, Elijah dukes it out with 450 prophets of Baal over whose God has the power to make fire come down from heaven and consume a butchered bull laid out for a burnt offering.
While personal names containing the element El used without and with suffixes are spread over the entire Fertile Crescent, those names that refer to Baal are locally concentrated in Phoenicia and the eastern Mediterranean.
IS "placed a large quantity of explosives in the temple of Baal Shamin today and then blew it up causing much damage to the temple," Abdulkarim told AFP news agency.
Build a social center cyclocross Balenberg to Baal.