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baalzebub


baalzebub


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Baal-zebub 
  fly-lord,  the  god  of  the  Philistines  at  Ekron  (2  Kings  1:2,  3, 
  16).  This  name  was  given  to  the  god  because  he  was  supposed  to 
  be  able  to  avert  the  plague  of  flies  which  in  that  region  was  to 
  be  feared.  He  was  consulted  by  Ahaziah  as  to  his  recovery. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Baal-zebub,  god  of  the  fly