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Baetyl
Baitylos
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Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Baetyl
BAETYL ΒαίτυλοςI. According to the classical texts, Baitylos (Greek τ for θ: see Eissfeldt 1962:228 n. 1; Hemmerdinger 1970:60) is a ‘Stone-god’. According to Semitic etymology the divine name could be interpreted as ‘House of God/El’, →Bethel. Some scholars therefore identify Baitylos with the deity