Bel (בֵּל, bel; βηλ, bēl). A general title meaning “lord” or “master.” Also refers to the Babylonian deity Marduk in the Old Testament. Nearly synonymous with the Akkadian “lord,” applied to the gods.
Bel and the Dragon
Bel and the Dragon A set of short stories in which Daniel exposes the absurdity of two (possibly Babylonian) cults. These texts are part of the Additions to Daniel, which are categorized as Apocrypha by Protestants but are included in the canon of several other church traditions. In the first story,