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Gender Masculine
Scripts בַּעַל(Ancient Hebrew) 𐤁𐤏𐤋(Phoenician)
Pronounced Pron. BAY-əl(English) BAYL(English)

Meaning & History

Hebrew form of Semitic ba'l meaning "lord, master, possessor". This was the title of various deities, often associated with storms and fertility, who were worshipped by the Canaanites, Phoenicians, and other peoples of the ancient Near East. It was particularly applied to the god Hadad.