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Ethbaal
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ethbaal
Ethbaal (אֶתְבַּעַל‎, ethba'al). A Sidonian king and father of Queen Jezebel (1 Kgs 16:31).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ethbaal (Person)
ETHBAAL (PERSON) [Heb ʾetbaʿal (אֶתְבַּעַל)]. King of Tyre, father of Jezebel who married Ahab, king of Israel (1 Kgs 16:31). After the kingdom of Tyre had grown to include the port city of Sidon, Sidon became a general name for the people of the area, hence the designation “king of the Sidonians” in
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ethbaal
Ethbaal. King of Sidon whose daughter Jezebel entered into a political marriage with Ahab of Israel (1 Kgs 16:31). Ethbaal was credited with building Botrys in Phoenicia and founding the colony of Auza in Libya. He also established commercial relations with Damascus.The ruins of a crusader castle
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ethbaal
Ethbaal eth-bāʹəl, ethʹbə-al [Heb. ʾéṯbaʿal—‘with Baal’]. “King of the Sidonians” and father of Jezebel, whom Ahab king of Israel married (1 K. 16:31). According to Josephus (CAp i.18 [123]), Menander identified Ithobalos (his spelling of Ethbaal) as “the priest of Astarte,” who assumed the throne
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ethbaal
ETHBAAL King of Sidon whose daughter Jezebel entered into a political marriage with Ahab of Israel (1 Kgs 16:31). Ethbaal was credited with building Botrys in Phoenicia and founding the colony of Auza in Libya. He also established commercial relations with Damascus.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ethball
ETHBALL. The king of the Sidonians and the father of Jezebel, wife of King Ahab of Israel (1 Kgs 16:31). Josephus further identifies him as the king of the Tyrians and Sidonians (Ant. viii.13.1). Menander the Ephesian referred to Ithobalus, the priest of Astarte, who reigned for 32 years as the king
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ethbaal
Ethbaal (Heb. ʾeṯbaʿal)The king of the Phoenician city of Sidon (889–856 b.c.e.). Ethbaal (“Baal is with him”) was the father of Ahab’s wife Jezebel. This marriage, probably one component of an alliance between Omri of Israel and Ethbaal, was regarded by the Deuteronomist as apostasy (1 Kgs. 16:31).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ethbaal
Ethbaal [ĕthˊbāl] (Heb. ˒eṯba˓al “man of Baal”). Ethbaal I, king of Tyre and Sidon for thirty-two years; father of Jezebel, who married King Ahab of Israel (1 Kgs. 16:31). He was a priest of Astarte and usurped the throne by murdering Pheles, the last of Hiram I’s descendants (Josephus Ap. i.18
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ethbaal
ETHBAAL (Hebrew, possibly “man of Baal”) King of the Sidonians and father of Jezebel, wife of Ahab (1 Kgs 16:31). Ethbaal was king of Tyre, although the biblical text refers to him as ruler of the Sidonians (i.e., Phoenicians).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ethbaal
Ethba´al (with Baal), king of Sidon and father of Jezebel. 1 Kings 16:31. Josephus represents him as king of the Tyrians as well as of the Sidonians. We may thus identify him with Eithobalus, who, after having assassinated Pheles, usurped the throne of Tyre for thirty-two years. The date of Ethbaal’s
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ethbaal
ETH´BAAL (ethʹbā-al; “with Baal”). A king of Sidon, father of Jezebel, the wife of Ahab (1 Kings 16:31), before 875 b.c. According to Josephus (Against Apion 1.18; cf. Ant. 8.13.1–2), Ethbaal is called Ithobalus by Menander, who also says that he was a priest of Astarte, and, having put the king, Pheles,
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Eth-Baal
Eth-Baalwith Baal, a king of Sidon (940–908), father of Jezebel, who was the wife of Ahab (1 Kings 16:31). He is said to have been also a priest of Astarte, whose worship was closely allied to that of Baal, and this may account for his daughter’s zeal in promoting idolatry in Israel. This marriage of
See also
Relatives
Ahab Son-In-Law
Jezebel Daughter
Jehoram Grandson