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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.
the worship of false gods or idols
the worship, in ancient Canaan or Phoenicia, of any of a variety of chief deities referred to as Baal, ’lord.’ — Baalite, n. — Baalistic, adj.See also: God and Gods
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Although the war against Baal had persisted for generations, Jeremiah, after prophesying that destruction and exile were imminent, admonished the Judeans using imagery that not only metaphorically addressed the issue of Baalism
, but included a historical warning of impending exile as well.
3) Ezekiel's depiction of YHVH giving Israel "laws leading to death" is consistent with Noort's view that in contemporary scholarship, "[t]he picture of the black-and-white oppositions between Baalism
and Yahwism has disappeared.
Elijah is not just part of past history or future expectation but an inspiration for each new Elijah in every generation, who is willing to condemn the Baalism
of a contemporary culture and politics.