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. A dictionary of religious knowledge [electronic resource]: for popular and professional use, comprising full information on Biblical, theological, and ecclesiastical subjects . Ancient Medals with the Head of Baal. identify Baal with one or other of the godsof classic mythology, but there can be littledoubt that Baal is the sun, and Ashtoreth 1 Found in Judg. ix., 48; 1 Sam. xiii., 20, 21; Psa.lxxiv., 5; Jer. xlvi., 22.—2 Deut. xix., 5; xx., 19; 1Kings vi.,7; 2 Kings vi.,5; Isa. x., 15, 34.—s Isa.xliv., 12; Jer. x., 3—< Jer. li., 20 6 1 Chron. iv., 33; v., 5; viii., 30; ix., 30. BAALBEK 9

. A dictionary of religious knowledge [electronic resource]: for popular and professional use, comprising full information on Biblical, theological, and ecclesiastical subjects . Ancient Medals with the Head of Baal. identify Baal with one or other of the godsof classic mythology, but there can be littledoubt that Baal is the sun, and Ashtoreth 1 Found in Judg. ix., 48; 1 Sam. xiii., 20, 21; Psa.lxxiv., 5; Jer. xlvi., 22.—2 Deut. xix., 5; xx., 19; 1Kings vi.,7; 2 Kings vi.,5; Isa. x., 15, 34.—s Isa.xliv., 12; Jer. x., 3—< Jer. li., 20 6 1 Chron. iv., 33; v., 5; viii., 30; ix., 30. BAALBEK 9 Stock Photo
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. A dictionary of religious knowledge [electronic resource]: for popular and professional use, comprising full information on Biblical, theological, and ecclesiastical subjects . Ancient Medals with the Head of Baal. identify Baal with one or other of the godsof classic mythology, but there can be littledoubt that Baal is the sun, and Ashtoreth 1 Found in Judg. ix., 48; 1 Sam. xiii., 20, 21; Psa.lxxiv., 5; Jer. xlvi., 22.—2 Deut. xix., 5; xx., 19; 1Kings vi., 7; 2 Kings vi., 5; Isa. x., 15, 34.—s Isa.xliv., 12; Jer. x., 3—< Jer. li., 20 6 1 Chron. iv., 33; v., 5; viii., 30; ix., 30. BAALBEK 93 BAAL-PEOR. Ruins at Baalbek. the moon. We may easily gather from thesacred writers a notion of the pomp and cer-emonies of Baal-worship. There were tem-ples, images, and altars on eminences andon house-tops.1 There were multitudes ofpriests who offered incense and even humansacrifices, dancing about them with horriblegesticulations, and thus provoked to angerthe God of heaven.3 The Israelites came incontact with Baal-worship when on the bor-ders of Moab and Midian; and very soonafter their establishment in Canaan theyyielded to its evil influence.3 Through thetime of the judges it appears to have moreor less prevailed, though checked now andthen by some energetic magistrate, till thedays of Samuel. In later times, we find theworship of Baal openly practiced in thenorthern kingdom of Israel, being sanction-ed by the alliance of Ahab with Jezebel;and, in spite of the exertions of Elijah andthe policy of Jehu, it prevailed till the pe-riod of the carrying away of the ten tribes.Judah, too, was grie

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