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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)
Dictionary Aids

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 - Then the sons of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD and [fn]served the Baals H1168,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:13 - They abandoned the LORD and served Baal H1168 and the Ashtaroth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:7 - So the sons of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and they forgot the LORD their God and served the Baals H1168 and the [fn]Asheroth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:25 - Now on the same night the LORD said to him, “Take your father’s bull [fn]and a second bull seven years old, and tear down the altar of Baal H1168 which belongs to your father, and cut down the [fn]Asherah that is beside it;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:28 - When the people of the city got up early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal H1168 had been torn down, and the Asherah which had been beside it had been cut down, and the second bull had been offered on the altar which had been built.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:30 - Then the men of the city said to Joash, “Bring out your son, that he may die, for he has torn down the altar of Baal H1168, and indeed, he has cut down the Asherah which was beside it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:31 - But Joash said to all who stood against him, “Will you contend for Baal H1168, or will you save him? Whoever will contend for him shall be put to death by morning. If he is a god, let him contend for himself, since someone has torn down his altar!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:32 - Therefore on that day he named [fn]Gideon Jerubbaal, that is to say, “Let Baal H1168 contend against him,” because he had torn down his altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:33 - Then it came about, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the sons of Israel again [fn]committed infidelity with the Baals H1168, and made Baal-berith their god.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:6 - Then the sons of Israel again did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they served the Baals H1168 and the Ashtaroth, the gods of Aram, the gods of Sidon, the gods of Moab, the gods of the sons of Ammon, and the gods of the Philistines; so they abandoned the LORD and did not serve Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:10 - Then the sons of Israel cried out to the LORD, saying, “We have sinned against You, for indeed, we have abandoned our God and served the Baals H1168.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:4 - So the sons of Israel removed the Baals H1168 and the Ashtaroth, and served the LORD alone.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:10 - “They cried out to the LORD and said, ‘We have sinned, because we have abandoned the LORD and have served the Baals H1168 and the Ashtaroth; but now save us from the hands of our enemies, and we will serve You.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:31 - And as though it had been a trivial thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, he married Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went and served Baal H1168, and worshiped him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:32 - So he erected an altar for Baal H1168 at the house of Baal H1168, which he built in Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:18 - He said, “I have not brought disaster to Israel, but you and your father’s house have, because you have abandoned the commandments of the LORD and you have followed the Baals H1168.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:19 - “Now then, send orders and gather to me all Israel at Mount Carmel, together with 450 prophets of Baal H1168 and four hundred prophets of [fn]the Asherah, who eat at Jezebel’s table.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:21 - Then Elijah approached all the people and said, “How long are you going to [fn]struggle with the two choices? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal H1168, follow him.” But the people did not answer him so much as a word.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:22 - Then Elijah said to the people, “I alone am left as a prophet of the LORD, while Baal’s H1168 prophets are 450 men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:25 - So Elijah said to the prophets of Baal H1168, “Choose the one ox for yourselves and prepare it first, since there are many of you, and call on the name of your god, but put no fire under the ox.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:26 - Then they took the ox which [fn]was given them and they prepared it, and they called on the name of Baal H1168 from morning until noon, saying, “O Baal H1168, answer us!” But there was no voice and no one answered. And they [fn]limped about the altar which [fn]they had made.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:40 - Then Elijah said to them, “Seize the prophets of Baal H1168; do not let one of them escape.” So they seized them; and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slaughtered them there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:18 - “Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal H1168 and every mouth that has not kissed him.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:53 - So he served Baal H1168 and worshiped him, and provoked the LORD God of Israel to anger, according to all that his father had done.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:2 - He did evil in the sight of the LORD, though not like his father and his mother; for he removed the memorial stone of Baal H1168 which his father had made.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:18 - Then Jehu gathered all the people and said to them, “Ahab served Baal H1168 a little; Jehu will serve him much.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:19 - “Now, summon to me all the prophets of Baal H1168, all his worshipers and all his priests; let no one go missing, because I have a great sacrifice for Baal H1168; whoever is missing shall not live.” But Jehu did it in deception, in order to eliminate the worshipers of Baal H1168.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:20 - And Jehu said, “Proclaim a holy assembly for Baal H1168.” And they proclaimed it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:21 - Then Jehu sent word [fn]throughout Israel, and all the worshipers of Baal H1168 came, so that there was not a person left who did not come. And when they entered the house of Baal H1168, the house of Baal H1168 was filled from one end to the other.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:22 - And he said to the one who was [fn]in charge of the wardrobe, “Bring out garments for all the worshipers of Baal H1168.” So he brought out the garments for them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:23 - Then Jehu entered the house of Baal H1168 with Jehonadab the son of Rechab; and he said to the worshipers of Baal H1168, “Search carefully and see to it that there is here with you none of the servants of the LORD, but only the worshipers of Baal H1168.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:25 - Then it came about, as soon as he had finished [fn]offering the burnt offering, that Jehu said to the [fn]guard and to the royal officers, “Go in, [fn]kill them; let none come out.” So they [fn]killed them with the edge of the sword; and the [fn]guard and the royal officers threw them out, and went to the [fn]sanctuary of the house of Baal H1168.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:26 - They brought out the memorial stones of the house of Baal H1168 and burned them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:27 - They also tore down the memorial stone of Baal H1168 and tore down the house of Baal H1168, and made it a latrine as it is to this day.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:28 - So Jehu eradicated Baal H1168 from Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:18 - And all the people of the land came to the house of Baal H1168 and tore it down; they thoroughly smashed his altars and his images in pieces, and they killed Mattan the priest of Baal H1168 before the altars. Then the priest appointed sentries over the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:16 - And they abandoned all the commandments of the LORD their God and made for themselves cast metal images: two calves. And they made an [fn]Asherah, and worshiped all the heavenly [fn]lights, and served Baal H1168.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 21:3 - For he rebuilt the high places which his father Hezekiah had destroyed; and he erected altars for Baal H1168 and made an [fn]Asherah, just as Ahab king of Israel had done, and he worshiped all the heavenly [fn]lights and served them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:4 - Then the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, the priests of the second order, and the [fn]doorkeepers to bring out of the temple of the LORD all the utensils that had been made for Baal H1168, for [fn]Asherah, and for all the heavenly [fn]lights; and he burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of the Kidron Valley, and carried their ashes to Bethel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:5 - Then he did away with the idolatrous priests whom the kings of Judah had appointed to burn incense on the high places in the cities of Judah and in the surrounding area of Jerusalem, as well as those who burned incense to Baal H1168, to the sun, to the moon, to the constellations, and to all the remaining heavenly [fn]lights.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:33 - and all their settlements that were around the same cities as far as [fn]Baal H1168. These were their dwellings, and they have their genealogy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 5:5 - Micah his son, Reaiah his son, Baal H1168 his son,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 8:30 - and his firstborn son was Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal H1168, Nadab,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:36 - and his firstborn son was Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal H1168, Ner, Nadab,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:3 - And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he [fn]followed the example of his father David’s earlier days and did not seek the Baals H1168,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 23:17 - And all the people went to the house of Baal H1168 and tore it down, and they broke in pieces his altars and his images, and killed Mattan the priest of Baal H1168 before the altars.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:7 - For the sons of the wicked Athaliah had broken into the house of God, and even [fn]used the holy things of the house of the LORD for the Baals H1168.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:2 - But he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel; he also made cast metal images for the Baals H1168.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:3 - For he rebuilt the high places which his father Hezekiah had torn down; he also set up altars for the Baals H1168 and made [fn]Asherim, and he worshiped all the heavenly [fn]lights and served them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:4 - They tore down the altars of the Baals H1168 in his presence, and he chopped down the incense altars that were high above them; also he broke in pieces the Asherim, the carved images, and the cast metal images, and ground them to powder, and scattered it on the graves of those who had sacrificed to them.

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