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Lexicon :: Strong's G896 - baal

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baal (Key)
Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of Hebrew origin בַּעַל (H1168)
1x in 1 unique form(s)
1x in 1 unique form(s)
72x in 2 unique form(s)
Strong’s Definitions

Βάαλ Báal, bah'-al; of Hebrew origin (H1168); Baal, a Phœnician deity (used as a symbol of idolatry):—Baal.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 1x

The KJV translates Strong's G896 in the following manner: Baal (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 1x
The KJV translates Strong's G896 in the following manner: Baal (1x).
  1. Baal = "lord"

    1. the supreme male divinity of the Phoenician and Canaanitish nations, as Ashtoreth was their supreme female divinity

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
Βάαλ Báal, bah'-al; of Hebrew origin (H1168); Baal, a Phœnician deity (used as a symbol of idolatry):—Baal.
Βαάλ [so accented also by Pape (Eigenn. under the word), Kuenen and Cobet (Rom. as below); but L T (yet the name of the month, 1 Kings 6:5 (1 Kings 6:38), Βαάλ) Tr WH etc. Βάαλ; so Etym. Magn. 194, 19; Suidas 1746 a. etc. Dindorf in Stephanus' Thesaurus, under the word Βάαλ or Βαάλ], , , an indeclinable noun (Hebrew בַּעַל, Chaldean בּל contracted from בְּעֵל), lord: Romans 11:4. This was the name of the supreme heavenly divinity worshipped by the Shemitic nations (the Phœnicians, Canaanites, Babylonians, Assyrians), often also by the Israelites themselves, and represented by the Sun: τῇ Βαάλ, Romans 11:4. Cf. Winers RWB [and BB. DD.] under the word and J. G. Müller in Herzog i., p. 637ff; Merx in Schenkel i., 322ff; Schlottmann in Riehm, p. 126f. Since in this form the supreme power of nature generating all things, and consequently a male deity, was worshipped, with which the female deity Astarte was associated, it is hard to explain why the Sept. in some places say Βαάλ (Numbers 22:41; Judges 2:13; 1 Kings 16:31; 1 Kings 19:18, etc.), in others Βαάλ (Hosea 2:8; 1 Samuel 7:4, etc. [yet see Dillmann, as below, p. 617]). Among the various conjectures on this subject the easiest is this: that the Sept. called the deity Βαάλ in derision, as weak and impotent, just as the Arabs call idols goddesses and the rabbis אֱלֹהות; so Gesenius in Rosenmüller's Repert. i., p. 139 and Tholuck on Romans, the passage cited; [yet cf. Dillmann, as below, p. 602; for other opinions and references see Meyer at the passage; cf. Winer's Grammar, § 27, 6 N. 1. But Prof. Dillmann shows (in the Monatsbericht d. Akad. zu Berlin, 16 Juni 1881, p. 601ff), that the Jews (just as they abstained from pronouncing the word Jehovah) avoided uttering the abhorred name of Baal (Exodus 23:13). As a substitute in Aramaic they read טעות, דחלא or פתכרא, and in Greek αἰσχύνη (cf. 1 Kings 18:19, 25). This substitute in Greek was suggested by the use of the feminine article. Hence, we find in the Sept., Β. everywhere in the prophetic books Jeremiah, Zephaniah, Hosea, etc., while in the Pentateuch it does not prevail, nor even in Judges, Samuel, Kings (except 1 Samuel 7:4; 2 Kings 21:3). It disappears, too (when the worship of Baal had died out) in the later versions of Aq., Symm., etc. The apostle's use in Romans, the passage cited accords with the sacred custom; cf. the substitution of the Hebrew בֹּשֶׁת in Ish-bosheth, Mephi-bosheth, etc. 2 Samuel 2:8, 10; 2 Samuel 4:4 with 1 Chronicles 8:33, 34, also 2 Samuel 11:21 with Judges 6:32; etc.]
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

2:13; 6:32
1 Samuel
7:4; 7:4
2 Samuel
2:8; 2:10; 4:4; 11:21
1 Kings
6:5; 6:38; 16:31; 18:19; 18:25; 19:18
2 Kings
1 Chronicles
8:33; 8:34
11:4; 11:4

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G896 matches the Greek Βάαλ (baal),
which occurs 1 times in 1 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:4 - But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. G896
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