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Lexicon :: Strong's H1167 - baʿal

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 262a

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The following spelling is supported by Strongs and Gesenius: בעל.

Strong’s Definitions

בַּעַל baʻal, bah'-al; from H1166; a master; hence, a husband, or (figuratively) owner (often used with another noun in modifications of this latter sense):— archer, babbler, bird, captain, chief man, confederate, have to do, dreamer, those to whom it is due, furious, those that are given to it, great, hairy, he that hath it, have, horseman, husband, lord, man, married, master, person, sworn, they of.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 82x

The KJV translates Strong's H1167 in the following manner: man (25x), owner (14x), husband (11x), have (7x), master (5x), man given (2x), adversary (1x), archers (1x), babbler (with H3956) (1x), bird (with H3671) (1x), captain (1x), confederate (with H1285) (1x), miscellaneous (12x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 82x
The KJV translates Strong's H1167 in the following manner: man (25x), owner (14x), husband (11x), have (7x), master (5x), man given (2x), adversary (1x), archers (1x), babbler (with H3956) (1x), bird (with H3671) (1x), captain (1x), confederate (with H1285) (1x), miscellaneous (12x).
  1. owner, husband, lord

    1. owner

    2. a husband

    3. citizens, inhabitants

    4. rulers, lords

    5. (noun of relationship used to characterise - ie, master of dreams)

    6. lord (used of foreign gods)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בַּעַל baʻal, bah'-al; from H1166; a master; hence, a husband, or (figuratively) owner (often used with another noun in modifications of this latter sense):— archer, babbler, bird, captain, chief man, confederate, have to do, dreamer, those to whom it is due, furious, those that are given to it, great, hairy, he that hath it, have, horseman, husband, lord, man, married, master, person, sworn, they of.
STRONGS H1167: Abbreviations
† I. בַּעַל 166 noun masculine owner, lord (Phoenician בעל; Palmyrene id. husband Vog62 compare BaeRel 72 ff.; Assyrian bêlul.c. DlGram. Glossary; Arabic بعْلٌ husband etc., see especially NöZMG 1886, 174, Sabean בעל CISiv. 1, 2) — Genesis 20:3 + 92 times; suffix בַּעְלִּי [H1180 Hosea 2:18 [Hosea 2:16]]; בַּעְלָּהּ Deuteronomy 24:4 + 5 times; plural בְּעָלִים [H1168 Judges 2:11] + 17 times; construct בַּעֲלֵי Genesis 14:13 + 27 times; suffix בְּעָלָיו Exodus 21:29 + 14 times; בְּעָלֶיהָ Job 31:39 + 2 times; בַּעְלֵּיהֶן Esther 1:17, 20; —
1. owner (often plural with suffix in singular meaning): of ox Exodus 21:28, 29 (twice in verse); Exodus 22:10 [Exodus 22:11]; Exodus 22:11 [Exodus 22:12]; Exodus 22:13 [Exodus 22:14]; Exodus 22:14 [Exodus 22:15] (E); הבור ב׳ of pit Exodus 21:34, 36 (E), of house Exodus 22:7 [Exodus 22:8] (E) Judges 19:22, 23, debt Deuteronomy 15:2, the land Job 31:39, the ass Isaiah 1:3, goods Ecclesiastes 5:10 [Ecclesiastes 5:11], riches Ecclesiastes 5:12 [Ecclesiastes 5:13]; טוב ב׳ one to whom good is due Proverbs 3:27, gain Proverbs 1:19; שׂכל ב׳ one having understanding Proverbs 16:22; השׁחד ב׳ receiver of the gift Proverbs 17:8.
2. husband Genesis 20:3; Exodus 21:3, 22 (E) Deuteronomy 22:22; Deuteronomy 24:4; 2 Samuel 11:26; Joel 1:8; Proverbs 12:4; Proverbs 31:11, 23, 28; Esther 1:17, 20; בַּעְלִּי [H1180 Hosea 2:18 [Hosea 2:16]] (my Baal, reference to the divine name used in the northern kingdom, here for the first time forbidden).
3. citizens, inhabitants: בַּעֲלֵי of Jericho Joshua 24:11 (E), of the high places of Arnon [H1181 Numbers 21:28] (E), of Shechem Judges 9:2 + 12 times, of the tower of Shechem Judges 9:46, 47, of the city Judges 9:51, of Gibeah Judges 20:5, of Keilah 1 Samuel 23:11, 12, of Jabesh 2 Samuel 21:12.
4. rulers, lords: בַּעֲלֵי גוֺיִם Isaiah 16:8.
5. n. of relation:
a. החלמות ׃בַּעַל ב׳ dreamer Genesis 37:19 (E); ב׳ דברים whosoever hath cases, complaints Exodus 24:14 (E); שׂער ב׳ an hairy man 2 Kings 1:8; חמה ב׳ wrathful Nahum 1:2; Proverbs 29:22; אף ב׳ one given to anger Proverbs 22:24; החכמה ב׳ one having wisdom Ecclesiastes 7:12; משׁחית ב׳ destroyer Proverbs 18:9; כנף ב׳ winged thing, bird Proverbs 1:17; Ecclesiastes 10:20; נפשׁ ב׳ one given to appetite Proverbs 23:2; מזמות ב׳ mischievous person Proverbs 24:8; הלשׁון ב׳ charmer Ecclesiastes 10:11; רשׁע ב׳ one given to wickedness Ecclesiastes 8:8; פיפיות ב׳ double-edged Isaiah 41:15; משׁפט ב׳ adversary Isaiah 50:8; ב׳ פקדת captain of the ward Jeremiah 37:13; הקרנים ב׳ two-horned Daniel 8:6, 20.
b. בְּדִית ׃בַּעֲלֵי בּ׳ confederates Genesis 14:13; חצים ב׳ archers Genesis 49:23 (poetry); הפרשׁים ב׳ horsemen 2 Samuel 1:6; שׁבועה ב׳ conspirators Nehemiah 6:18; אספות ב׳ members of assemblies; or well-grouped sayings; or collectors (of wise sentences) Ecclesiastes 12:11. — On [H1173 2 Samuel 6:2] see II. בַּעֲלָה. (בַּעַל in Hexateuch not J or P; בעל Leviticus 21:4 Greek Version of the LXX ἐζάπινα = כבלּע [H1104 Numbers 4:20]: Di בְּאֵבֶל).

See bottom portion of this BDB entry H1168.
See related Aramaic BDB entry H1169.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


14:13; 14:13; 20:3; 20:3; 37:19; 49:23


21:3; 21:22; 21:28; 21:29; 21:29; 21:34; 21:36; 22:8; 22:11; 22:12; 22:14; 22:15; 24:14




15:2; 22:22; 24:4; 24:4




9:2; 9:46; 9:47; 9:51; 19:22; 19:23; 20:5

1 Samuel

23:11; 23:12

2 Samuel

1:6; 11:26; 21:12

2 Kings





1:17; 1:17; 1:20; 1:20


31:39; 31:39


1:17; 1:19; 3:27; 12:4; 16:22; 17:8; 18:9; 22:24; 23:2; 24:8; 29:22; 31:11; 31:23; 31:28


5:11; 5:13; 7:12; 8:8; 10:11; 10:20; 12:11


1:3; 16:8; 41:15; 50:8




8:6; 8:20





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1167 matches the Hebrew בַּעַל (baʿal),
which occurs 83 times in 79 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 14:13–Pro 1:17)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:13 - And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate H1167 with Abram.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:3 - But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man's H1167 wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:19 - And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer H1167 cometh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:23 - The archers H1167 have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:3 - If he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he were married, H1167 then his wife shall go out with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:22 - If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband H1167 will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:28 - If an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die: then the ox shall be surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner H1167 of the ox shall be quit.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:29 - But if the ox were wont to push with his horn in time past, and it hath been testified to his owner, H1167 and he hath not kept him in, but that he hath killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his owner H1167 also shall be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:34 - The owner H1167 of the pit shall make it good, and give money unto the owner H1167 of them; and the dead beast shall be his.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:36 - Or if it be known that the ox hath used to push in time past, and his owner H1167 hath not kept him in; he shall surely pay ox for ox; and the dead shall be his own.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:8 - If the thief be not found, then the master H1167 of the house shall be brought unto the judges, to see whether he have put his hand unto his neighbour's goods.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:11 - Then shall an oath of the LORD be between them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbour's goods; and the owner H1167 of it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:12 - And if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner H1167 thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:14 - And if a man borrow ought of his neighbour, and it be hurt, or die, the owner H1167 thereof being not with it, he shall surely make it good.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:15 - But if the owner H1167 thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be an hired thing, it came for his hire.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:14 - And he said unto the elders, Tarry ye here for us, until we come again unto you: and, behold, Aaron and Hur are with you: if any man H1167  have any matters to do, H1167 let him come unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:4 - But he shall not defile himself, being a chief man H1167 among his people, to profane himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:28 - For there is a fire gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon: it hath consumed Ar of Moab, and the lords of the high places of Arnon.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:2 - And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor H1167 that lendeth ought unto his neighbour shall release it; he shall not exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother; because it is called the LORD'S release.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:22 - If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, H1167 then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:4 - Her former husband, H1167 which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the LORD: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:11 - And ye went over Jordan, and came unto Jericho: and the men H1167 of Jericho fought against you, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Girgashites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; and I delivered them into your hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:2 - Speak, I pray you, in the ears of all the men H1167 of Shechem, Whether is better for you, either that all the sons of Jerubbaal, which are threescore and ten persons, reign over you, or that one reign over you? remember also that I am your bone and your flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:3 - And his mother's brethren spake of him in the ears of all the men H1167 of Shechem all these words: and their hearts inclined to follow Abimelech; for they said, He is our brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:6 - And all the men H1167 of Shechem gathered together, and all the house of Millo, and went, and made Abimelech king, by the plain of the pillar that was in Shechem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:7 - And when they told it to Jotham, he went and stood in the top of mount Gerizim, and lifted up his voice, and cried, and said unto them, Hearken unto me, ye men H1167 of Shechem, that God may hearken unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:18 - And ye are risen up against my father's house this day, and have slain his sons, threescore and ten persons, upon one stone, and have made Abimelech, the son of his maidservant, king over the men H1167 of Shechem, because he is your brother;)
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:20 - But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech, and devour the men H1167 of Shechem, and the house of Millo; and let fire come out from the men H1167 of Shechem, and from the house of Millo, and devour Abimelech.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:23 - Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men H1167 of Shechem; and the men H1167 of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:24 - That the cruelty done to the threescore and ten sons of Jerubbaal might come, and their blood be laid upon Abimelech their brother, which slew them; and upon the men H1167 of Shechem, which aided him in the killing of his brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:25 - And the men H1167 of Shechem set liers in wait for him in the top of the mountains, and they robbed all that came along that way by them: and it was told Abimelech.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:26 - And Gaal the son of Ebed came with his brethren, and went over to Shechem: and the men H1167 of Shechem put their confidence in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:39 - And Gaal went out before the men H1167 of Shechem, and fought with Abimelech.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:46 - And when all the men H1167 of the tower of Shechem heard that, they entered into an hold of the house of the god Berith.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:47 - And it was told Abimelech, that all the men H1167 of the tower of Shechem were gathered together.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:51 - But there was a strong tower within the city, and thither fled all the men and women, and all they H1167 of the city, and shut it to them, and gat them up to the top of the tower.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:22 - Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master H1167 of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:23 - And the man, the master H1167 of the house, went out unto them, and said unto them, Nay, my brethren, nay, I pray you, do not so wickedly; seeing that this man is come into mine house, do not this folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:5 - And the men H1167 of Gibeah rose against me, and beset the house round about upon me by night, and thought to have slain me: and my concubine have they forced, that she is dead.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:11 - Will the men H1167 of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? will Saul come down, as thy servant hath heard? O LORD God of Israel, I beseech thee, tell thy servant. And the LORD said, He will come down.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:12 - Then said David, Will the men H1167 of Keilah deliver me and my men into the hand of Saul? And the LORD said, They will deliver thee up.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:6 - And the young man that told him said, As I happened by chance upon mount Gilboa, behold, Saul leaned upon his spear; and, lo, the chariots and horsemen H1167 followed hard after him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:26 - And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband. H1167
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:12 - And David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son from the men H1167 of Jabeshgilead, which had stolen them from the street of Bethshan, where the Philistines had hanged them, when the Philistines had slain Saul in Gilboa:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:8 - And they answered him, He was an hairy man, H1167 and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It is Elijah the Tishbite.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:18 - For there were many in Judah sworn H1167 unto him, because he was the son in law of Shechaniah the son of Arah; and his son Johanan had taken the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:17 - For this deed of the queen shall come abroad unto all women, so that they shall despise their husbands H1167 in their eyes, when it shall be reported, The king Ahasuerus commanded Vashti the queen to be brought in before him, but she came not.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:20 - And when the king's decree which he shall make shall be published throughout all his empire, (for it is great,) all the wives shall give to their husbands H1167 honour, both to great and small.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:39 - If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the owners H1167 thereof to lose their life:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:17 - Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird. H1167

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