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Baalim
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The Hebrew plural form of the name for the Canaanite deity Baal (Judg 2:11; 1 Sam 7:4). The term is transliterated as “Baalim” by the KJV, appearing 18 times (e.g., 1 Sam 12:10; Jer 2:23). The plural may be used to indicate multiple idols representing Baal, or it may be alluding to various local manifestations of Baal.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Baalim
Baalim (בְּעָלִֽים‎, be'alim). The Hebrew plural form of the name for the Canaanite deity Baal (Judg 2:11; 1 Sam 7:4). The term is transliterated as “Baalim” by the KJV, appearing 18 times (e.g., 1 Sam 12:10; Jer 2:23). The plural may be used to indicate multiple idols representing Baal, or it may be
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Baalim
Baalim bāʹə-lim [Heb. habbe‘ālîm]. The collective designation for the various forms of the god Baal. (Cf. Asherim, Ashtaroth.) The RSV has “Baals” (e.g., Jgs. 2:11, 13; 3:7; 1 S. 7:4; 2 Ch. 28:2; 33:3; Jer. 2:23; 9:14; Hos. 2:13, 17; 11:2).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Baalim
Baalim bay′-uh-lim, bah′uh-lim. KJV transliteration of habbĕʿālîm, plural form, with definite article, of Baal (Jdg. 2:11 et al.).J. B. Scott
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