Baal definition

  • noun:
    • Any of numerous local fertility and nature gods of old Semitic peoples considered to be false gods by the Hebrews.
    • A false god or idol.
    • The supreme male divinity of Phoenician and Canaanitish countries.
    • The whole class of divinities to whom the name Baal was applied.
    • title of a Semitic solar deity worshiped, specially by the Phenicians and their particular descendants the Carthaginians, with much permit and sensuality.
    • any of numerous neighborhood fertility and nature deities worshipped by old Semitic individuals; the Hebrews considered Baal a false god
  • proper-noun:
    • the supreme male deity associated with Phoenician and Canaanitish pantheons; a Mediterranean virility deity, worshipped dating back to 1400 BCE
    • the complete course of divinities to whom the name Baal had been used.
    • one of several fallen angels of Satan.
    • a false deity or idol.

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