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ethbaal


ethbaal


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Eth-baal 
  with  Baal,  a  king  of  Sidon  (B.C.  940-908),  father  of  Jezebel, 
  who  was  the  wife  of  Ahab  (1  Kings  16:31).  He  is  said  to  have 
  been  also  a  priest  of  Astarte,  whose  worship  was  closely  allied 
  to  that  of  Baal,  and  this  may  account  for  his  daughter's  zeal  in 
  promoting  idolatry  in  Israel.  This  marriage  of  Ahab  was  most 
  fatal  to  both  Israel  and  Judah.  Dido,  the  founder  of  Carthage, 
  was  his  granddaughter. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Ethbaal,  toward  the  idol,  or  with  Baal