The supreme male divinity of the Phoenician and Canaanitish nations.
The whole class of divinities to whom the name Baal was applied.
(BA-ahl) n. Master; owner; husband; lord; possessor, “Baal.” The Ugaritic term has the double use of master and the name of a deity. The root in most semitic languages means either "lord" or, when followed by a genitive, "owner." In addition to ba'al as the owner of things, the noun in the plural (ba'alim) is used for citizens of a city (Josh 24:11).
any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples; the Hebrews considered Baal a false god
Storm god in Canaanite religion.
meaning "lord," Baal, the god worshiped by the Canaanites and Phoenicians, was variously known to them as the son of Dagon and the son of El. He was believed to give fertility to the womb and life-giving rain to the soil (NIV Study Bible).
An old deity formerly much worshiped under various names. As Baal he was popular with the Phoenicians; as Belus or Bel he had the honor to be served by the priest Berosus, who wrote the famous account of the Deluge; as Babel he had a tower partly erected to his glory on the Plain of Shinar. From Babel comes our English word "babble." Under whatever name worshiped, Baal is the Sun-god. As Beelzebub he is the god of flies, which are begotten of the sun's rays on the stagnant water. In Physicia Baal is still worshiped as Bolus, and as Belly he is adored and served with abundant sacrifice by the priests of Guttledom.
Any of various local fertility and nature gods of the ancient Semitic peoples considered to be false gods by the Hebrews
Meaning â€œmasterâ€, â€œlordâ€, and by extension, â€œhusbandâ€. Ro 11:4.
an ancient Semitic fertility god represented as a golden calf. (p. 37)
Word which means "lord, master" (in Modern Hebrew, "husband") that was applied to the chief god of Canaan; various locations in Canaan had their patron Baal gods, for example, Baal of Peor and Baal of Hermon.
Baal (; Hebrew: ×‘×¢×œ) is a Northwest Semitic title and honorific meaning "master" or "lord" that is used for various gods, spirits and demons particularly of the Levant, cognate to Assyrian bÃªlu.