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Baalim(bā`əlĭm), plural of BaalBaal
, plural Baalim
[Semitic,=master, lord], name used throughout the Bible for the chief deity or for deities of Canaan. The term was originally an epithet applied to the storm god Hadad.
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Canaanite deities worshiped profanely by Israelites. [O.T.: Judges 2:11]
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