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Lexicon :: Strong's H1168 - baʿal

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Part of Speech
proper locative noun, proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
The same as בַּעַל (H1167)
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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; the same as H1167; Baal, a Phoenician deity:—Baal, (plural) Baalim.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 80x

The KJV translates Strong's H1168 in the following manner: Baal (62x), Baalim (18x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 80x
The KJV translates Strong's H1168 in the following manner: Baal (62x), Baalim (18x).
  1. Baal = "lord"

    proper masculine noun
    1. supreme male divinity of the Phoenicians or Canaanites

    2. a Reubenite

    3. the son of Jehiel and grandfather of Saul

      proper locative noun
    4. a town of Simeon, probably identical to Baalath-beer

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בַּעַל Baʻal, bah'-al; the same as H1167; Baal, a Phoenician deity:—Baal, (plural) Baalim.
STRONGS H1168: Abbreviations
בַּעַל Especially
II. lord, specifically as divine name, Baal.
1. without article: במות בעל [H1109 Numbers 22:41] (poetry Balaam); בעל פעור [H1187 Numbers 25:3, 5 (E) Deuteronomy 4:3] (see below). This divine name is not used elsewhere in Hexateuch It probably originated from the sense of divine ownership, rather than sovereignty (RSSem 92). It seems to have been used in Northern Israel = אדון in the South. It was the special name of the God of the Canaanites, Philistines, etc., = Babylonian בֵּל, compare SchrSK 1874, 335 ff. In later times scribes substituted בּשֶׁת, in proper name (ירבשׁת = ירבעל, אשׁבשׁת = אשׁבעל, see בּשֶׁת, GeiZMG 1862, 728 ff.), & also in the text for בעל [H1187 Hosea 9:10]; Jeremiah 11:13 (hence ἡ βάαλ Jeremiah 2:23; Jeremiah 7:9; Jeremiah 11:13, 17; Jeremiah 19:5; Hosea 2:10 [Hosea 2:8]; Hosea 13:1 +, Romans 11:4, see DiBaal mit d. weib. Art1 Kel, MBA 1881, June 16 Dr 2 Samuel 4:4).
2. with article: הַבַּעַל Judges 2:13; Judges 6:25, 28, 30, 31, 32; 1 Kings 16:31, 32 (twice in verse); 1 Kings 18:19, 21, 22, 25, 26 (twice in verse); 1 Kings 18:40; 1 Kings 19:18; 1 Kings 22:54; 2 Kings 3:2; 2 Kings 10:18, 19 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 10:20, 21 (3 times in verse); 2 Kings 10:22, 23 (3 times in verse); 2 Kings 10:25, 26, 27 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 10:28; 2 Kings 11:18 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 17:16; 2 Kings 21:3; 2 Kings 23:4, 5; 2 Chronicles 23:17 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 2:8; Jeremiah 7:9; Jeremiah 11:13, 17; Jeremiah 12:16; Jeremiah 19:5 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 23:13; Jeremiah 23:27; Jeremiah 32:29; Jeremiah 32:35; Hosea 2:10 [Hosea 2:8]; Hosea 13:1; Zephaniah 1:4.
3. הַבְּעָלִים emphatic plural (compare האלהים, האדונים) the great lord, the sovereign owner Judges 2:11; Judges 3:7; Judges 8:33; Judges 10:6, 10; 1 Samuel 7:4; 1 Samuel 12:10; 1 Kings 18:18; 2 Chronicles 17:3; 24:7; 28:2; 33:3; 34:4; Jeremiah 2:23; Jeremiah 9:13 [Jeremiah 9:14]; Hosea 2:15 [Hosea 2:13]; Hosea 2:19 [Hosea 2:17]; Hosea 11:2 (or local special Ba`als, see DrSm. p. 50; pillars of Baal MV).
4. with attributive: בַּעַל בְּרִית Lord of convenant [H1170 Judges 8:33; Judges 9:4] (compare אל ברית [H1167 Judges 9:46]; NöZMG 1888, 478); זְבוּב ב׳ Lord of flies [H1176 2 Kings 1:2, 3, 6, 16], Philistine god, Greek Version of the LXX Βααλ μυῖαν (Beelzebub, Matthew 12:24) compare BaeRel 25.

† II. בַּ֫עַל
1. proper name, of a location city in the tribe of Simeon 1 Chronicles 4:33 = בַּעֲלַת בְּאֵר.
2. proper name, masculine
a. a Reubenite 1 Chronicles 5:5;

See top portion of this BDB entry H1167.
See related Aramaic BDB entry H1169.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


2:11; 2:13; 3:7; 6:25; 6:28; 6:30; 6:31; 6:32; 8:33; 10:6; 10:10

1 Samuel

7:4; 12:10

1 Kings

16:31; 16:32; 18:18; 18:19; 18:21; 18:22; 18:25; 18:26; 18:40; 19:18

2 Kings

3:2; 10:18; 10:19; 10:20; 10:21; 10:22; 10:23; 10:25; 10:26; 10:27; 10:28; 11:18; 17:16; 21:3; 23:4; 23:5

1 Chronicles

4:33; 5:5; 8:30; 9:36

2 Chronicles

17:3; 23:17; 24:7; 28:2; 33:3; 34:4


2:8; 2:23; 2:23; 7:9; 7:9; 9:14; 11:13; 11:13; 11:13; 11:17; 11:17; 12:16; 19:5; 19:5; 23:13; 23:27; 32:29; 32:35


2:8; 2:8; 2:13; 2:17; 11:2; 13:1; 13:1




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1168 matches the Hebrew בַּעַל (baʿal),
which occurs 80 times in 68 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Jdg 2:11–2Ch 34:4)

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:11 - And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim: H1168
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:13 - And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal H1168 and Ashtaroth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:7 - And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their God, and served Baalim H1168 and the groves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 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 seven years old, and throw down the altar of Baal H1168 that thy father hath, and cut down the grove that is by it:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:28 - And when the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal H1168 was cast down, and the grove was cut down that was by it, and the second bullock was offered upon the altar that was built.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:30 - Then the men of the city said unto Joash, Bring out thy son, that he may die: because he hath cast down the altar of Baal, H1168 and because he hath cut down the grove that was by it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:31 - And Joash said unto all that stood against him, Will ye plead for Baal? H1168 will ye save him? he that will plead for him, let him be put to death whilst it is yet morning: if he be a god, let him plead for himself, because one hath cast down his altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:32 - Therefore on that day he called him Jerubbaal, saying, Let Baal H1168 plead against him, because he hath thrown down his altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:33 - And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and went a whoring after Baalim, H1168 and made Baalberith their god.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:6 - And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim, H1168 and Ashtaroth, and the gods of Syria, and the gods of Zidon, and the gods of Moab, and the gods of the children of Ammon, and the gods of the Philistines, and forsook the LORD, and served not him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:10 - And the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, saying, We have sinned against thee, both because we have forsaken our God, and also served Baalim. H1168
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:4 - Then the children of Israel did put away Baalim H1168 and Ashtaroth, and served the LORD only.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:10 - And they cried unto the LORD, and said, We have sinned, because we have forsaken the LORD, and have served Baalim H1168 and Ashtaroth: but now deliver us out of the hand of our enemies, and we will serve thee.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:31 - And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, H1168 and worshipped him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:32 - And he reared up an altar for Baal H1168 in the house of Baal, H1168 which he had built in Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:18 - And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the LORD, and thou hast followed Baalim. H1168
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:19 - Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal H1168 four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, which eat at Jezebel's table.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:21 - And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, H1168 then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:22 - Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the LORD; but Baal's H1168 prophets are four hundred and fifty men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:25 - And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, H1168 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:26 - And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal H1168 from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, H1168 hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:40 - And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; H1168 let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:18 - Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, H1168 and every mouth which hath not kissed him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:53 - For he served Baal, H1168 and worshipped him, and provoked to anger the LORD God of Israel, according to all that his father had done.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:2 - And he wrought evil in the sight of the LORD; but not like his father, and like his mother: for he put away the image of Baal H1168 that his father had made.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:18 - And Jehu gathered all the people together, and said unto them, Ahab served Baal H1168 a little; but Jehu shall serve him much.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:19 - Now therefore call unto me all the prophets of Baal, H1168 all his servants, and all his priests; let none be wanting: for I have a great sacrifice to do to Baal; H1168 whosoever shall be wanting, he shall not live. But Jehu did it in subtilty, to the intent that he might destroy the worshippers of Baal. H1168
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:20 - And Jehu said, Proclaim a solemn assembly for Baal. H1168 And they proclaimed it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:21 - And Jehu sent through all Israel: and all the worshippers of Baal H1168 came, so that there was not a man left that came not. And they came into the house of Baal; H1168 and the house of Baal H1168 was full from one end to another.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:22 - And he said unto him that was over the vestry, Bring forth vestments for all the worshippers of Baal. H1168 And he brought them forth vestments.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:23 - And Jehu went, and Jehonadab the son of Rechab, into the house of Baal, H1168 and said unto the worshippers of Baal, H1168 Search, and look that there be here with you none of the servants of the LORD, but the worshippers of Baal H1168 only.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:25 - And it came to pass, as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, that Jehu said to the guard and to the captains, Go in, and slay them; let none come forth. And they smote them with the edge of the sword; and the guard and the captains cast them out, and went to the city of the house of Baal. H1168
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:26 - And they brought forth the images out of the house of Baal, H1168 and burned them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:27 - And they brake down the image of Baal, H1168 and brake down the house of Baal, H1168 and made it a draught house unto this day.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:28 - Thus Jehu destroyed Baal H1168 out of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:18 - And all the people of the land went into the house of Baal, H1168 and brake it down; his altars and his images brake they in pieces thoroughly, and slew Mattan the priest of Baal H1168 before the altars. And the priest appointed officers over the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:16 - And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal. H1168
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 21:3 - For he built up again the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal, H1168 and made a grove, as did Ahab king of Israel; and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:4 - And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the temple of the LORD all the vessels that were made for Baal, H1168 and for the grove, and for all the host of heaven: and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them unto Bethel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:5 - And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also that burned incense unto Baal, H1168 to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:33 - And all their villages that were round about the same cities, unto Baal. H1168 These were their habitations, and their genealogy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 5:5 - Micah his son, Reaia his son, Baal H1168 his son,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 8:30 - And his firstborn son Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, H1168 and Nadab,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:36 - And his firstborn son Abdon, then Zur, and Kish, and Baal, H1168 and Ner, and Nadab,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:3 - And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto Baalim; H1168
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 23:17 - Then all the people went to the house of Baal, H1168 and brake it down, and brake his altars and his images in pieces, and slew Mattan the priest of Baal H1168 before the altars.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:7 - For the sons of Athaliah, that wicked woman, had broken up the house of God; and also all the dedicated things of the house of the LORD did they bestow upon Baalim. H1168
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:2 - For he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also molten images for Baalim. H1168
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:3 - For he built again the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down, and he reared up altars for Baalim, H1168 and made groves, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:4 - And they brake down the altars of Baalim H1168 in his presence; and the images, that were on high above them, he cut down; and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images, he brake in pieces, and made dust of them, and strowed it upon the graves of them that had sacrificed unto them.

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