It was the worship of Baal that ultimately brought about the harbingers of judgment. Thus Baal was the god of the harbingers. In his article, Rabbi Cahn also included a stunning photograph from the unveiling of a stone slate that the organizers had placed close to the arch that contained an image of the Temple of Bel (Baal). Well-known Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn is speaking out against a replica of the entrance to the Temple of Baal placed in New York City earlier this month. The arch was the entryway to the. News item: On April 19 reproductions of the arch that stood in front of the Temple of Baal was going to be erected in Times Square in New York City and in Trafalgar Square in London. Negative publicity caused the event to be postponed. On September 19, under much less fanfare a 25 foot replica of the arch was unveiled in New York City.
Human Sacrifice including child Sacrifice as worship to the God Baal at the Baalbek Temple
When we turn to mythology to help understand these calamities we find some puzzling insights. The Greek writer Homer told how the mighty sky god Zeus cast thunderbolts on the earth and tumbled the walls of Troy with his earthquakes. The inhabitants of Baalbek feared Baal. This God was their name for Zeus also known as Jupiter and Amon. Humans were sacrificed in an attempt to pacify him and prevent huge destructive earthquakes. They believed by their actions they could control and manipulate the Gods.
In the mysterious tablets of Ugarit, discovered by Claude Schaeffer, Baal is the God of rain, thunder, and extraordinary bolts of lightning. The worship of Baal extended in this region to the Jews, Canaanites and the Phoenicians. But Herodotus informs us the God was also known under many other names such as Jupiter of the Romans. Zeus of the Greeks, Mazda of the Persians and Amon of the Egyptians.
Priests instructed the people that the bright sky god Baal was responsible for droughts, plagues, earthquakes and other calamities. People were often worked up into great frenzies at the prospects of displeasing Baal. In times of great turbulence human sacrifices, particularly children, were made to this father of the gods!
Since the Phoenicians also were superb ship builders the religion and cults of Baal spread throughout the Mediterranean world. The cult was put down at times, but was never permanently stamped out. Kings and other royalty of the ten Biblical tribes worshiped the god. The god’s images were erected on many buildings. The religion spawned numerous priests and priestesses with their ceremonies including the burning of incense and offering burnt sacrifices, occasionally consisting of human victims. The officiating priests danced around the altars, chanting frantically and cutting themselves with knives to inspire the attention and compassion of the god. The Bible places Baal as Beelzebub, one of the fallen angels of Satan.
King Ahab was one of the most notoriously wicked king’s of the bible. Under the influence of his wife, Jezebel, Ahab built altars to Baal. In the Old Testament we read of king Heels rebuilding of Jericho wherein he sacrificed his first born son Abiram his youngest son Segub. This is an explicit reference to what are called foundational sacrifices. Common enough in the Canaan of biblical times, these rituals sacrificed humans, typically children, to the patron God of the city. The bodies of these victims were placed under the foundations or in the walls of the structure.
Beginning with the founding of the Phoenician colony of Carthage in about 814 BC, mothers and fathers buried their children who were sacrificed to Baal. The practice was apparently distasteful even to Carthaginians, and they began to buy children for the purpose of sacrifice or even to raise servant children, instead of offering up their own. However, in times of crisis or calamity, like war, earthquakes, drought, or famine, their priests demanded the flower of their youth. Special ceremonies during extreme crisis saw up to 200 children of the most affluent and powerful families slain and tossed into the burning pyre. During the political crisis of 310 B.C., some 500 were killed. On a moonlit night, the body was placed on the arms of an effigy of Baal made of brass. The Priests lit fires that heated the effigies from its lower parts. The victims were placed on the burning hot outstretched hands. As they were burned alive they vehemently cried out. The priests beat a drum sounded flutes, lyres, and tambourines. This drowned out the cries of the anguished parents. The father could not hear the voice of his son, and his heart might not be moved.
Then later, the remains were collected and placed in special small urns. The urns were then buried in the funerary Acropolis. Recent excavations discovered a great number of these urns, proving the accusation of child sacrifice true. The area covered by the funerary Acropolis was probably over an acre and a half by the fourth century B.C., with nine different levels of burials. Archaeologists have discovered evidence of child sacrifice also in Sardinia and Sicily. The ritual of burning was called “the act of laughing” perhaps because when the flames are consuming the body, the limbs contract and the open mouth seemed almost to be laughing. Causing a child to “pass through fire” was the standard euphemism for child sacrifice in the ancient world. The “high places” were sacrificial cults that had grown up in the countryside. Since human sacrifice was the most horrendous of the religious perversions that occurred at these shrines, the term “high places” became a synonym for shrines to Baal engaged in human sacrifice. Baalbek was just such a place.
Now, allow me to turn your attention to Nimrod as Baal was also known. It is important that you know that Nimrod incorporated into his worship system the grisly practice of human sacrifice and cannibalism. Our authority Hislop says, “the priests of Nimrod or Baal were necessarily required to eat of the human sacrifices; and thus it has come to pass that ‘Cahna-Bal’ (cahna meaning priest & Bal referring to Baal) is the established word (cannibal) in our own tongue for a devourer of human flesh.”
After the Romans finally defeated Carthage and totally destroyed the city, they engaged in post-war propaganda to make their arch enemies seem cruel and less civilized. This doubtless happened at Baalbek which was also a Phoenician city conquered by Rome. The Roman scholar Diodorus relates that in their midst stood a bronze statue of Baal its hands extended over a bronze brazier, the flames of which engulf the child. When the flames fall upon the body, the limbs contract and the open mouth seems almost to be laughing until the contracted body slips quietly into the brazier. Thus it is that the ‘grin’ is known as ‘sardonic laughter,’ since they die laughing. Such was the fear that Baal and his lightning and earthquakes inspired in the city of Baalbek. By these means they sought to pacify the sky god Baal!
The Worship ofBaal
Ba'al the Godof Ancient Canaan
Baal the Life Giver
Baal (ba'al) was an ancient Canaanite and Mesopotamian deity associatedwith agriculture. He was believed to be the 'giver of life'and mankind was dependant upon him for providing what was necessary tosustain the farms, flocks and herds. He was also called the 'son ofDagon' (who was in control of the grain), and 'Hadad' thestorm god who would provide plentiful rains after hearing his voice(thunder).
The land of Canaan was devoted to the worship of Baal.The Semitic word Baal means 'lord' or 'master' andthe Canaanites believed that Baal was in absolute control over natureand over people. They believed that the only god who was superior toBaal was his father El, but Baal was the principal deity of the land. Itwas he who was in charge of the rain and the weather, and man's survivalwas dependent upon Baal's provision.
'One may question that those ancient enemies ofIsrael were as evil as the Bible claims that they were, but even asuperficial glance at Canaanite religion alone ably demonstrates theiriniquity. Base sex worship was prevalent, and religious prostitutioneven commanded; human sacrifice was common; and it was a frequentpractice--in an effort to placate their gods--to kill young childrenand bury them in the foundations of a house or public building at thetime of construction: Joshua 6:26 'In his days did Hiel theBethelite build Jericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram hisfirstborn..'
Howard E. Vos, 'An Introduction To Bible Archaeology' Reviseded. (Chicago: Moody Press, 1953) pp. 17-19.
Many clay tablets have been unearthed from Ras Shamra the prehistoriccity of Ugarit of the Amarna Letters, many of them revealing the mythstold about the deities of the Canaanite pantheon including its chiefmale god Baal. One story reveals an interesting account about Baal'sconflict with Mot, the powerful god of death, who was represented bydrought and sterility. The Canaanites saw this conflict between Baal andMot as ongoing. Mot demanded Baal, the life givers' surrender, and thecry when forth:
'Baal is dead! What will return him to life;whereupon all nature blossomed again and El proclaimed: 'Baal theconqueror lives; the prince, the lord of the earth, has revived.'
The Powerful Attraction toBaal in Israel and Judah
1 Kings 16:30-34 Now Ahab the son of Omri did evilin the sight of the LORD, more than all who were before him. And it cameto pass, as though it had been a trivial thing for him to walk in thesins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took as wife Jezebel thedaughter of Ethbaal, king of the Sidonians; and he went and served Baaland worshiped him. Then he set up an altar for Baal in the temple ofBaal, which he had built in Samaria. And Ahab made a wooden image. Ahabdid more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kingsof Israel who were before him. In his days Hiel of Bethel built Jericho.He laid its foundation with Abiram his firstborn, and with his youngestson Segub he set up its gates, according to the word of the LORD, whichHe had spoken through Joshua the son of Nun.
Yahweh, the God of Israel, continually condemned theworship of Baal, and the Lord sent His prophets to warn them of thisidolatry and of the corruption of Baal's fertility rites. During theperiod of the kings of Israel Baal worship was prevalent, and evencommanded. Queen Jezebel, the Phoenician wife of king Ahab, had 450prophets of Baal as her court counselors. Elijah challenged them onMount Carmel and Yahweh proved to be the true God.
It wasn't long before the Kings of Judah followed inthe footsteps of their brother in the North:
1 Kings 14:22-24 Now Judah did evil in the sight ofthe LORD, and they provoked Him to jealousy with their sins which theycommitted, more than all that their fathers had done. For they alsobuilt for themselves high places, sacred pillars, and wooden images onevery high hill and under every green tree. And there were alsoperverted persons in the land. They did according to all theabominations of the nations which the LORD had cast out before thechildren of Israel.
Baal worship was a powerful attraction to the peopleof Israel and eventually led to their destruction and exile. TheNorthern Kingdom of Israel wanted idolatry and the Lord gave them overto Assyria, the Southern Kingdom of Judah wanted idolatry and the Lordgave them over to Babylon, both lands filled to the brink with idolatry.
Various Names of Baal inScripture
Baal-gad ( 'lord of good fortune,' Josh11:17)
Baal-hamon ( 'lord of wealth,' Song 8:11)
Baal-hazor ( 'Baal's village,' 2 Sam 13:23)
Baal-meon ( 'lord of the dwelling,' Num 32:38)
Baal-peor ( 'lord of the opening,' Deut 4:3)
Baal-tamar ( 'lord of the palm tree,' Judg 20:33), and others.
Ba'al-ze'bub was the form of the name of Baal who wasworshiped at the Philistine city of Ekron. Baal, under this aspect ofworship, was viewed as the producer of flies and therefore able tocontrol this pest so common in the East.
Vmware vcenter converter standalone product. Some Interesting Quotes aboutBaal
In Biblical Canaan 'on thehillsides are grown vines and lives, which, with natural pine and cedarforests in the Lebanon and Amanus, were the main products of the land.Moreover, soil which is eroded builds up fertile pockets of earth andeven considerable plains. Such cultivable land was regarded as 'Baal'sland', that is to say, land where cultivation depends on the activityof the god manifest in the autumn and winter rains. These rains areheralded by thunder, and 'the lord' (Baal) was known to the Canaanitesby his proper name Hadad, 'the Thunderer', or Rimmon, which means thesame. The term 'Baal-land' as distinct from irrigated land has surviveddown to the present day in Muslim law when making tax assessment forpoor relief.'
- John Gray, NearEastern Mythology
'Baal, one of the sons of El[the chief god of the Canaanites], was the executive god of thepantheon, the god of thunder and winter storms, the dynamic warrior godwho champions the divine order against the menacing forces of chaos. Heis also identified with vegetation and the seasonal fertilitycycle..Baal is sometimes called the 'son of Dagon'. Dagon was also agod of vegetation, specifically corn, which is what his namemeans..As the summer drew to an end and the rains were due, thepeasants would suffer a crisis of anxiety - would the rains come? Bycalling upon Baal, the rain god, and encouraging his intervention byrituals of imitative magic involving sexual union, their tensions werereleased and purged.'
- Magnus Magnusson, BC -The Archaeology of the Bible Lands
'The goddess peculiarlyassociated with Baal is Anat, like Ishtar a goddess of love and war.She complements Baal, abetting him in his conflict and vindicating himwhen he succumbs, possibly reflecting the role of women at the criticalseasons of transition in popular religion or when the order of the godsis temporarily in eclipse. Related to such phases is certainly theweeping of the women in Jerusalem for Tammuz (Ezekiel 8:14) andpossibly the annual lamentation of the maidens of Israel, which may beonly secondarily related to the mourning for Jephthah's daughter(Judges 11-39-40).'
- John Gray, NearEastern Mythology
'Verily Baal hasfallen to the earth,
Dead is Baal the Might!
Perished is the Prince, lord of the earth!
Then the Kindly One, El the Merciful
Comes down from his throne, he sits on the footstool,
And (coming) off the footstool, he sits on the ground
He sprinkles dirt signifying grief on his head,
On his pate the dust in which he wallows;
For clothing he covers himself with a loincloth;
He scrapes his skin with a stone,
With a chipped flint as a razor
He cuts off side-whiskers and beard;
He rends his shoulder (with his finger-nails);
He scores his chest as a garden plot,
Even as a valley-bottom his trunk he lacerates.
He raises his voice and cries:
Baal is dead! What will become of the people?
The Son of Dagan (is dead)! What of the multitudes (of men)?
After Baal I shall go down to the underworld!
- RasShamra texts
'Here we have themourning rites, familiar among the ancient Semites and in Israel.Generally at death, which is a crisis in society when the community isespecially open to the influences of the supernatural, normalactivities were suspended to thwart those forces. Thus the normalresorts were avoided, one forsook one's usual seat to sit on theground, like Job on the village midden (Job 2:8), or begrimed thepersonal or the clothes with dust and scored the face or the body. thatlast practice was specifically banned in Israel (Deuteronomy 14:1) inprotest against what was seen as a barbarous Canaanite rite.'
- John Gray, NearEastern Mythology
Baal in Smith's Bible Dictionary
the supreme male divinity of the Phoenician and Canaanitishnations, as Ashtoreth was their supreme female divinity. Somesuppose Baal to correspond to the sun and Ashtoreth to the moon;others that Baal was Jupiter and Ashtoreth Venus. There can be nodoubt of the very high antiquity of the worship of Baal. Itprevailed in the time of Moses among the Moabites and Midianites, Nu22:41 and through them spread to the Israelites. Nu 25:3-18; De 4:3In the times of the kings it became the religion of the court andpeople of the ten tribes, 1Ki 16:31-33; 18:19,22 and appears neverto have been permanently abolished among them. 2Ki 17:16 Templeswere erected to Baal in Judah, 1Ki 16:32 and he was worshipped withmuch ceremony. 1Ki 18:19,26-28; 2Ki 10:22 The attractiveness of thisworship to the Jews undoubtedly grew out of its licentiouscharacter. We find this worship also in Phoenician colonies. Thereligion of the ancient British islands much resembled this ancientworship of Baal, and may have been derived from it. Nor need wehesitate to regard the Babylonian Bel, Isa 46:1 or Beaus, asessentially identical with Baal, though perhaps under some modifiedform. The plural, BAALIM, is found frequently, showing that he wasprobably worshipped under different compounds, among which appear--
1. BAAL-BERITH (the covenant Baal), Jud 8:33; 9:4 the godwho comes into covenant with the worshippers.
2. BAAL-ZEBUB (lord of the fly), and worshipped at Ekron.2Ki 1:2,3,16
3. BAAL-HANAN. a. The name of one of the early kings ofEdom. Ge 36:38,39; 1Ch 1:49,50 b. The name of one of David'sofficers, who had the superintendence of his olive and sycamoreplantations. 1Ch 27:28
4. BAAL-PEOR (lord of the opening, i.e. for others to joinin the worship). We have already referred to the worship of thisgod. The narrative (Numb 25) seems clearly to show that this form ofBaal-worship was connected with licentious rites. Full Article
Baal in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
VI. FORMS OF BAAL
I. Name and Character of Baal:
In Babylonia it was the title specially applied to Merodach ofBabylon, which in time came to be used in place of his actual name.As the word in Hebrew also means 'possessor,' it has been supposedto have originally signified, when used in a religious sense, thegod of a particular piece of land or soil. Of this, however, thereis no proof, and the sense of 'possessor' is derived from that of'lord.' The Babylonian Bel-Merodach was a Sun-god, and so too wasthe Can Baal whose full title was Baal-Shemaim, 'lord of heaven.'The Phoenician writer Sanchuniathon (Philo Byblius, Fragmenta II)accordingly says that the children of the first generation ofmankind 'in time of drought stretched forth their hands to heaventoward the sun; for they regarded him as the sole Lord of heaven,and called him Beel-samen, which means `Lord of Heaven' in thePhoenician language and is equivalent to Zeus in Greek' Baal-Shemaimhad a temple at Umm el-Awamid between Acre and Tyre, and his name isfound in inscriptions from the Phoenician colonies of Sardinia andCarthage.
II. Attributes of Baal:
As the Sun-god, Baal was worshipped under two aspects, beneficentand destructive. On the one hand he gave light and warmth to hisworshippers; on the other hand the fierce heats of summer destroyedthe vegetation he had himself brought into being. Hence, humanvictims were sacrificed to him in order to appease his anger in timeof plague or other trouble, the victim being usually the first-bornof the sacrificer and being burnt alive. In the Old Testament thisis euphemistically termed 'passing' the victim 'through the fire' (2Ki 16:3; 21:6). The forms under which Baal was worshipped werenecessarily as numerous as the communities which worshipped him.Each locality had its own Baal or divine 'Lord' who frequently tookhis name from the city or place to which he belonged. Hence, therewas a Baal-Zur, 'Baal of Tyre'; Baal-hermon, 'Baal of Hermon' (Jdg3:3); Baal-Lebanon, 'Baal of Lebanon'; Baal-Tarz, 'Baal of Tarsus.'At other times the title was attached to the name of an individualgod; thus we have Bel-Merodach, 'the Lord Merodach' (or 'Bel isMerodach') at Babylon, Baal-Melkarth at Tyre, Baal-gad (Josh 11:17)in the north of Palestine. Occasionally the second element was nounas in Baal-Shemaim, 'lord of heaven,' Baalzebub (2 Ki 1:2), 'Lord offlies,' Baal-Hamman, usually interpreted 'Lord of heat,' but moreprobably 'Lord of the sunpillar,' the tutelary deity of Carthage.All these various forms of the Sun-god were collectively known asthe Baalim or 'Baals' who took their place by the side of the femaleAshtaroth and Ashtrim. At Carthage the female consort of Baal wastermed Pene-Baal, 'the face' or 'reflection of Baal.'
In the earlier days of Hebrew history the title Baal, or 'Lord,' wasapplied to the national God of Israel, a usage which was revived inlater times, and is familiar to us in the King James Version. Henceboth Jonathan and David had sons called Merib-baal (1 Ch 8:31; 9:40)and Beeliada (1 Ch 14:7). After the time of Ahab, however, the namebecame associated with the worship and rites of the Phoenician deityintroduced into Samaria by Jezebel, and its idolatrous associationsaccordingly caused it to fall into disrepute. Hosea (2:16) declaresthat henceforth the God of Israel should no longer be called Baali,'my Baal,' and personal names like Esh-baal (1 Ch 8:33; 9:39), andBeelinda into which it entered were changed in form, Baal beingturned into bosheth which in Heb at any rate conveyed the sense of'shame.' Full Article
The Bible Mentions a lot Concerning'Baal'
2 Kings 23:5 - And heput down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah hadordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah,and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also that burnedincense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and tothe planets, and to all the host of heaven.
2 Kings10:25 - And it came to pass, as soon as he had made an endof offering the burnt offering, that Jehu said to the guard and tothe captains, Go in, [and] slay them; let none come forth. And theysmote them with the edge of the sword; and the guard and thecaptains cast [them] out, and went to the city of the house of Baal.
Jeremiah11:17 - For the LORD of hosts, that planted thee, hathpronounced evil against thee, for the evil of the house of Israeland of the house of Judah, which they have done against themselvesto provoke me to anger in offering incense unto Baal.
Jeremiah12:16 - And it shall come to pass, if they will diligentlylearn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, The LORD liveth;as they taught my people to swear by Baal; then shallthey be built in the midst of my people.
2 Kings23:4 - And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, andthe priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, tobring forth out of the temple of the LORD all the vessels that weremade for Baal, and for the grove, and for all the hostof heaven: and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields ofKidron, and carried the ashes of them unto Bethel.
1 Kings18:21 - And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, Howlong halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD [be] God, follow him:but if Baal, [then] follow him. And the peopleanswered him not a word.
1 Kings18:19 - Now therefore send, [and] gather to me all Israelunto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal fourhundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred,which eat at Jezebel's table.
Jeremiah11:13 - For [according to] the number of thy cities were thygods, O Judah; and [according to] the number of the streets ofJerusalem have ye set up altars to [that] shameful thing, [even]altars to burn incense unto Baal.
Judges 6:31- And Joash said unto all that stood against him, Will ye plead forBaal? will ye save him? he that will plead for him,let him be put to death whilst [it is yet] morning: if he [be] agod, let him plead for himself, because [one] hath cast down hisaltar.
Jeremiah32:29 - And the Chaldeans, that fight against this city,shall come and set fire on this city, and burn it with the houses,upon whose roofs they have offered incense unto Baal,and poured out drink offerings unto other gods, to provoke me toanger.
Judges 6:25- And it came to pass the same night, that the LORD said unto him,Take thy father's young bullock, even the second bullock of sevenyears old, and throw down the altar of Baal that thyfather hath, and cut down the grove that [is] by it:
2 Kings17:16 - And they left all the commandments of the LORD theirGod, and made them molten images, [even] two calves, and made agrove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.
2 Kings21:3 - For he built up again the high places which Hezekiahhis father had destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal,and made a grove, as did Ahab king of Israel; and worshipped all thehost of heaven, and served them.
Judges 6:28- And when the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold,the altar of Baal was cast down, and the grove was cutdown that [was] by it, and the second bullock was offered upon thealtar [that was] built.
2 Kings10:22 - And he said unto him that [was] over the vestry,Bring forth vestments for all the worshippers of Baal.And he brought them forth vestments.
2 Kings 3:2- And he wrought evil in the sight of the LORD; but not like hisfather, and like his mother: for he put away the image of Baalthat his father had made.
2 Kings10:18 - And Jehu gathered all the people together, and saidunto them, Ahab served Baal a little; [but] Jehu shallserve him much.
Judges 6:30- Then the men of the city said unto Joash, Bring out thy son, thathe may die: because he hath cast down the altar of Baal,and because he hath cut down the grove that [was] by it.
1 Kings18:40 - And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: andElijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.
1 Kings16:31 - And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thingfor him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that hetook to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king ofthe Zidonians, and went and served Baal, andworshipped him.
Jeremiah32:35 - And they built the high places of Baal,which [are] in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sonsand their daughters to pass through [the fire] unto Molech; which Icommanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they shoulddo this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.
Jeremiah2:8 - The priests said not, Where [is] the LORD? and theythat handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressedagainst me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, andwalked after [things that] do not profit.
Numbers22:41 - And it came to pass on the morrow, that Balak tookBalaam, and brought him up into the high places of Baal,that thence he might see the utmost [part] of the people.
Jeremiah7:9 - Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swearfalsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk afterother gods whom ye know not;
Zephaniah1:4 - I will also stretch out mine hand upon Judah, and uponall the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will cut off the remnant ofBaal from this place, [and] the name of the Chemarimswith the priests;
1 Kings18:25 - And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal,Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress [it] first; for ye[are] many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire[under].
1 Kings19:18 - Yet I have left [me] seven thousand in Israel, allthe knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and everymouth which hath not kissed him.
1 Kings22:53 - For he served Baal, and worshippedhim, and provoked to anger the LORD God of Israel, according to allthat his father had done.
Jeremiah23:13 - And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria;they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israelto err.
Hosea 2:8- For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, andmultiplied her silver and gold, [which] they prepared for Baal.
Bibliography on Ancient Baal Worship
Elijah, Yahweh, and Baalby Gunkel and Hanson, 106 Pages, Pub. 2014
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