baal worship

  • 1 BAAL WORSHIP — Name and Etymology The word baʿl, common Semitic for owner, master, husband, became the usual designation of the great weather god of the Western Semites. In spite of the fact that the word is used as the theophorous element in personal names,… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 2 Baal, Baalim — • A word which belongs to the oldest stock of the Semite vocabulary and primarily means lord , owner Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Baal, Baalim     Baal, Baalim      …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 3 baal — /bahl/, adv. Australian Slang. no; not. [Austral Pidgin E < Dharuk bí al] * * * God worshiped in many ancient Middle Eastern communities, especially among Canaanites, for whom he was a fertility deity. In the mythology of Canaan, he was locked in …

    Universalium

  • 4 Baal — Baalish, adj. /bay euhl, bayl/, n., pl. Baalim /bay euh lim, bay lim/. 1. any of numerous local deities among the ancient Semitic peoples, typifying the productive forces of nature and worshiped with much sensuality. 2. (sometimes l.c.) a false… …

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  • 5 Baal-gad — noun A city noted for Baal worship, located at the most northern or northwestern point to which Joshuas victories extended …

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  • 6 Baal — /bal/ (say bahl) noun (plural Baalim /ˈbalɪm/ (say bahlim)) 1. any of numerous local deities among the ancient Semitic peoples, typifying the productive forces of nature and worshipped with much sensuality. 2. a solar deity, the chief god of the… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 7 WORSHIP — WORSHIP, service rendered to God and comprehending both the attitude of reverence and love toward the Deity and the activity – in conduct as well as ritual – in which the homage finds expression. Terminology The biblical vocabulary of worship is… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 8 Baal-berith — was the god of the Canaanite city. His temple was destroyed when Abimelech quelled the rising of his fickle subjects (Jud. iX. 4, 46). The name denotes a form of Ba al worship prevailing in Israel, according to the Book of Judges (viii. 33), and… …

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  • 9 Baal-zephon —    Baal of the north, an Egyptian town on the shores of the Gulf of Suez (Ex. 14:2; Num. 33:7), over against which the children of Israel encamped before they crossed the Red Sea. It is probably to be identified with the modern Jebel Deraj or… …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 10 Baal — Ba al (pronounced: IPA| [baʕal] ; Hebrew: בעל) (ordinarily spelled Baal in English) is a Northwest Semitic title and honorific meaning master or lord that is used for various gods who were patrons of cities in the Levant, cognate to Assyrian Bēlu …

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  • 11 Baal Shem Tov — Infobox Rebbe title = Israel Baal Shem Tov caption = term = full name =רבי ישראל בן אליעזר Yisroel ben Eliezer main work = Keser Shem Tov Shivchei HaBesht predecessor = successor =Dov Ber of Mezritsh (1704 1772) spouse1 =Chana issue1 =Tsvi of… …

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  • 12 Baal (demon) — This is a page on demonology; for the god Ba al or information on the name see Baal (disambiguation).Baal (sometimes spelled Bael, Baël (French), Baell)is a Judeo Christian demon. His name also refers to various gods and goddesses who are not… …

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  • 13 Baal — Although the word simply means ‘lord’ or ‘master’, it was used as the proper noun for the principal object of Canaanite worship. Baal was a fertility and agricultural god, and according to the Deuteronomist historian the Israelites were… …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 14 Baal —    Lord.    1) The name appropriated to the principal male god of the Phoenicians. It is found in several places in the plural BAALIM (Judg. 2:11; 10:10; 1 Kings 18:18; Jer. 2:23; Hos. 2:17). Baal is identified with Molech (Jer. 19:5). It was… …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 15 worship — 01. Katie [worships] her big brother, and follows him everywhere around the house. 02. They go to church every Sunday to [worship] their god. 03. Their family business is closed on days of [worship]. 04. A group of Jews [worshipping] at the… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 Baal-gad —    Lord of fortune, or troop of Baal, a Canaanite city in the valley of Lebanon at the foot of Hermon, hence called Baal hermon (Judge. 3:3; 1 Chr. 5:23), near the source of the Jordan (Josh. 13:5; 11:17; 12:7). It was the most northern point to… …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 17 Baal-peor —    Lord of the opening, a god of the Moabites (Num. 25:3; 31:16; Josh. 22:17), worshipped by obscene rites. So called from Mount Peor, where this worship was celebrated, the Baal of Peor. The Israelites fell into the worship of this idol (Num. 25 …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 18 Baal-gad — A place in ancient Israel, Baal Gad was a Canaanite town in the valley of Lebanon at the foot of Hermon, near the source of Jordan River. (Josh. 13:5; 11:17; 12:7) It was the most northern point to which Joshua s conquests extended. It probably… …

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  • 19 Baal —    by Bertolt Brecht    Premiered 1923. In this series of 22 scenes, Brecht depicts the dissolute life of a poet who has named himself for the heathen god of the Old Testament. The Israelites fell periodically into the worship of Baal, though… …

    Historical dictionary of German Theatre

  • 20 Baal — noun a) the supreme male deity of the Phoenician and Canaanitish pantheons; a Mediterranean fertility deity whose worship was characterised by the sexual acts of his followers during periodic rituals, along with occasional human sacrifice and… …

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