The supreme male divinity associated with the Phoenician and Canaanitish nations
- any one of many local fertility and nature deities worshipped by old Semitic individuals; the Hebrews considered Baal a false god
- The supreme male divinity regarding the Phoenician and Canaanitish nations.
- your whole course of divinities to who title Baal was applied.
Name Origin: Biblical
Name Gender: Male
Biblical, from Hebrew Ba'al, literally "owner, master, lord," a title placed on any deity (including Jehovah), but later a name of a certain Semitic solar power deity worshipped licentiously by the Phoenecians and Carthaginians; from ba'al "he took possession of," also "he married;" regarding or derived from Akkadian Belu (supply of Hebrew Bel), title of Marduk. Identical using the very first aspect in Beelzebub plus the 2nd in Hannibal. Utilized figuratively in English for just about any "false god."
(letter.) The supreme male divinity of the Phoenician and Canaanitish nations.
- (letter.) The complete course of divinities to whom title ended up being applied.
The idea which has long prevailed that Baal was properly a sky-god affords no explanation of the local character of the many baals; on the other hand, on the theory of a higher development where the gods become heavenly or astral beings, the fact that ruder conceptions of nature were still retained (often in the unofficial but more popular forms of cult) is more intelligible.