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Lexicon :: Strong's H1167 - baʿal

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 262a

Variant Spellings

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 - Then [fn]a fugitive came and told Abram the Hebrew. Now he was [fn]living by the [fn]oaks of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and brother of Aner, and these were [fn]allies H1167 with Abram.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:3 - But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him, “Behold, you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is [fn]married.” H1167
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:19 - They said to one another,[fn]Here comes this dreamer! H1167
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:23 - “The archers H1167 bitterly attacked him,
And shot at him and harassed him;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:3 - “If he comes [fn]alone, he shall go out [fn]alone; if he is the husband H1167 of a wife, then his wife shall go out with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:22 - “If men struggle with each other and strike a woman with child so that [fn]she gives birth prematurely, yet there is no injury, he shall surely be fined as the woman’s husband H1167 [fn]may demand of him, and he shall pay [fn]as the judges decide.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:28 - “If an ox gores a man or a woman [fn]to death, the ox shall surely be stoned and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner H1167 of the ox shall go unpunished.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:29 - “If, however, an ox was previously in the habit of goring and its owner H1167 has been warned, yet he does not confine it and it kills a man or a woman, the ox shall be stoned and its owner H1167 also shall be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:34 - the owner H1167 of the pit shall make restitution; he shall [fn]give money to its owner, H1167 and the dead animal shall become his.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:36 - “Or if it is known that the ox was previously in the habit of goring, yet its owner H1167 has not confined it, he shall surely pay ox for ox, and the dead animal shall become his.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:8 - “If the thief is not [fn]caught, then the owner H1167 of the house shall [fn]appear before [fn]the judges, to determine whether he [fn]laid his hands on his neighbor’s property.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:11 - an oath before the LORD shall be made by the two of them [fn]that he has not [fn]laid hands on his neighbor’s property; and its owner H1167 shall accept it, and he shall not make restitution.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:12 - “But if it is actually stolen from him, he shall make restitution to its owner. H1167
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:14 - “If a man [fn]borrows anything from his neighbor, and it is injured or dies while its owner H1167 is not with it, he shall make full restitution.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:15 - “If its owner H1167 is with it, he shall not make restitution; if it is hired, it came for its hire.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:14 - But to the elders he said, “Wait here for us until we return to you. And behold, Aaron and Hur are with you; whoever [fn]has a legal matter, let him approach them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:4 - ‘He shall not defile himself as a [fn]relative H1167 by marriage H1167 among his people, and so profane himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:28 - “For a fire went forth from Heshbon,
A flame from the town of Sihon;
It devoured Ar of Moab,
The [fn]dominant H1167 [fn]heights of the Arnon.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:2 - “This is the manner of remission: every creditor H1167 shall release what he has loaned to his neighbor; he shall not exact it of his neighbor and his brother, because the LORDS remission has been proclaimed.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:22 - “If a man is found lying with a married H1167 woman, then both of them shall die, the man who lay with the woman, and the woman; thus you shall purge the evil from Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:4 - then her former husband H1167 who sent her away is not allowed to take her again to be his wife, since she has been defiled; for that is an abomination before the LORD, and you shall not bring sin on the land which the LORD your God gives you as an inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:11 - ‘You crossed the Jordan and came to Jericho; and the citizens H1167 of Jericho fought against you, and the Amorite and the Perizzite and the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Girgashite, the Hivite and the Jebusite. Thus I gave them into your hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:2 - “Speak, now, in the hearing of all the leaders H1167 of Shechem, ‘Which is better for you, that seventy men, all the sons of Jerubbaal, rule over you, or that one man rule over you?’ Also, remember that I am your bone and your flesh.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:3 - And his mother’s [fn]relatives spoke all these words on his behalf in the hearing of all the leaders H1167 of Shechem; and [fn]they were inclined to follow Abimelech, for they said, “He is our [fn]relative.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:6 - All the men H1167 of Shechem and all [fn]Beth-millo assembled together, and they went and made Abimelech king, by the [fn]oak of the pillar which was in Shechem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:7 - Now when they told Jotham, he went and stood on the top of Mount Gerizim, and lifted his voice and called out. Thus he said to them, “Listen to me, O men H1167 of Shechem, that God may listen to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:18 - but you have risen against my father’s house today and have killed his sons, seventy men, on one stone, and have made Abimelech, the son of his maidservant, king over the men H1167 of Shechem, because he is your [fn]relative
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:20 - “But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech and consume the men H1167 of Shechem and [fn]Beth-millo; and let fire come out from the men H1167 of Shechem and from [fn]Beth-millo, and consume 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 - so that the violence [fn]done to the seventy sons of Jerubbaal might come, and their blood might be laid on Abimelech their brother, who killed them, and on the men H1167 of Shechem, who strengthened his hands to kill his brothers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:25 - The men H1167 of Shechem set [fn]men in ambush against him on the tops of the mountains, and they robbed all who might pass by them along the road; and it was told to Abimelech.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:26 - Now Gaal the son of Ebed came with his [fn]relatives, and crossed over into Shechem; and the men H1167 of Shechem put their trust in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:39 - So Gaal went out before the leaders H1167 of Shechem and fought with Abimelech.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:46 - When all the leaders H1167 of the tower of Shechem heard of it, they entered the inner chamber of the [fn]temple of El-berith.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:47 - It was told Abimelech that all the leaders H1167 of the tower of Shechem were gathered together.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:51 - But there was a strong tower in the center of the city, and all the men and women with all the leaders H1167 of the city fled there and shut themselves in; and they went up on the roof of the tower.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:22 - While they were [fn]celebrating, behold, the men of the city, certain [fn]worthless fellows, surrounded the house, pounding the door; and they spoke to the owner H1167 of the house, the old man, saying, “Bring out the man who came into your house that we may have [fn]relations with him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:23 - Then the man, the owner H1167 of the house, went out to them and said to them, “No, my fellows, please do not act so wickedly; since this man has come into my house, do not commit this act of folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:5 - “But the men H1167 of Gibeah rose up against me and surrounded the house at night because of me. They intended to kill me; instead, they ravished my concubine so that she died.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:11 - “Will the men H1167 of Keilah surrender me into his hand? Will Saul come down just as Your servant has heard? O LORD God of Israel, I pray, tell Your servant.” And the LORD said, “He will come down.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:12 - Then David said, “Will the men H1167 of Keilah surrender me and my men into the hand of Saul?” And the LORD said, “They will surrender you.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:6 - The young man who told him said, “By chance I happened to be on Mount Gilboa, and behold, Saul was leaning on his spear. And behold, the chariots and the horsemen pursued him closely.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:26 - Now when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband. H1167
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:12 - then David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son from the men H1167 of Jabesh-gilead, who had stolen them from the open square of Beth-shan, where the Philistines had hanged them on the day the Philistines struck down Saul in Gilboa.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:8 - They [fn]answered him, “He was a hairy man with a leather girdle [fn]bound about his loins.” And he said, “It is Elijah the Tishbite.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:18 - For many in Judah were bound H1167 by oath to him because he was the son-in-law of Shecaniah the son of Arah, and his son Jehohanan had married the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:17 - “For the queen’s conduct will [fn]become known to all the women causing them [fn]to look with contempt on their husbands H1167 by saying, ‘King Ahasuerus commanded Queen Vashti to be brought in to his presence, but she did not come.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:20 - “When the king’s edict which he will make is heard throughout all his kingdom, [fn]great as it is, then all women will give honor to their husbands, H1167 great and small.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:39 - If I have eaten its [fn]fruit without money,
Or have caused [fn]its owners H1167 to lose their lives,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:17 - Indeed, it is [fn]useless to spread the baited net
In the sight of any [fn]bird; H1167

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