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baalim


baalim


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Baal  \Ba"al\  (b[=a]"al),  n.;  Heb.  pl  {Baalim}  (-[i^]m).  [Heb. 
  ba'al  lord.] 
  1.  (Myth.)  The  supreme  male  divinity  of  the  Phoenician  and 
  Canaanitish  nations. 
 
  Note:  The  name  of  this  god  occurs  in  the  Old  Testament  and 
  elsewhere  with  qualifying  epithets  subjoined,  answering 
  to  the  different  ideas  of  his  character;  as 
  Baal-berith  (the  Covenant  Baal),  Baal-zebub  (Baal  of 
  the  fly). 
 
  2.  pl  The  whole  class  of  divinities  to  whom  the  name  Baal 
  was  applied.  --Judges  x.  6. 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Baalim 
  plural  of  Baal;  images  of  the  god  Baal  (Judg.  2:11;  1  Sam.  7:4). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Baalim,  idols;  masters;  false  gods