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We see in the Hebrew Scriptures Baal is used as a noun and verb with many meanings.

Elohim says we are His wife, He is our husband.

Jer.3[ 14] Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: אָנֹכִי בָּעַלְ תִּי בָכֶם and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:

בָּעַלְ תִּי

verb qal perfect 1st person common singular


Jer.31[ 32] Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: וְאָנֹכִי בָּעַלְתִּי בָם־־נְאֻם־יְהוָה

verb qal perfect 1st person common singular


Isa.54[ 5] For thy maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.


כִּי בֹעֲלַיִךְ עֹשַׂ יִךְ, יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת שְׁמוֹ; וְגֹאֲלֵךְ קְדוֹשׁ יִשְׂרָאֵל, אֱלֹהֵי כָל־הָאָרֶץ יִקָּרֵא


בֹעֲלַ יִךְ בּעל ) Baal ( owner, husband,

verb qal participle masculine plural construct suffix 2nd person feminine singular


עֹשַׂ יִךְ - maker, doer

verb qal participle masculine plural construct suffix 2nd person feminine singular homonym 1

( A homonym is a word with the same pronunciation as another but with a different meaning and origin and usually, different spelling as well )


H1166 בּעל baal

A primitive root; to be master; hence (as denominative from H1167) to marry: - Beulah have dominion (over), be husband, marry (-ried, X wife).


BDB Definition:

1) to marry, rule over, possess, own

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to marry, be lord (husband) over

1a2) to rule over

1b) (Niphal) to be married

Part of Speech: verb


Total KJV Occurrences: 15

married, 8

Exo_21:3, Deu_22:22, Deu_24:1, Pro_30:23, Isa_54:1, Isa_62:4, Jer_3:14, Mal_2:11

dominion, 2

1Ch_4:22, Isa_26:13

adversary, 1


beulah, 1


marrieth, 1

Isa_62:4-5 (2)

marry, 1

Isa_62:5 (2)

wife, 1



H1167 בּעל baal bah'-al

From H1166; a master ; hence a husband , or (figuratively) owner (often used with another noun in modifications of this latter sense: - + archer, + babbler, + bird, captain, chief man, + confederate, + have to do, + dreamer, those to whom it is due, + furious, those that are given to it, great, + hairy, he that hath it, have, + horseman, husband, lord, man, + married, master, person, + sworn, they of.


BDB Definition:

1) owner, husband, lord

1a) owner

1b) a husband

1c) citizens, inhabitants

1d) rulers, lords

1e) (noun of relationship used to characterise - i.e., master of dreams)

1f) lord (used of foreign gods)

Part of Speech: noun masculine


Total KJV Occurrences: 87

men, 20

Jos_24:11, Jdg_9:2-3 (2), Jdg_9:6-7 (2), Jdg_9:18, Jdg_9:20 (2), Jdg_9:23-26 (5), Jdg_9:39 , Jdg_9:46-47 (2), Jdg_20:5 , 1Sa_23:11-12 (2), 2Sa_21:12

husband, 13

Exo_21:22, Deu_21:13, Deu_22:22, Deu_24:4, 2Sa_11:26, Pro_12:4, Pro_31:11, Pro_31:23, Pro_31:28, Isa_54:5, Jer_3:20, Jer_31:32, Joe_1:8

owner, 10

Exo_21:28-29 (3), Exo_21:34 (2), Exo_21:36, Exo_22:11-12 (2), Exo_22:14-15 (2)

man, 5

Exo_24:14, Lev_21:4, Pro_22:24, Pro_23:2, Pro_29:22

owners, 4

Job_31:39, Pro_1:19, Ecc_5:11, Ecc_5:13

hath, 3

Pro_16:22, Pro_17:8, Ecc_10:20

master, 3

Exo_22:8, Jdg_19:22-23 (2)

given, 2

Pro_23:2, Ecc_8:8

hairy, 2

2Ki_1:8, Psa_68:21

having, 2

Isa_41:15, Dan_8:20

husbands, 2

Est_1:17, Est_1:20

lords, 2

Num_21:28, Isa_16:8

archers, 1


babbler, 1


bird, 1


captain, 1


chief, 1


confederate, 1


creditor, 1


do, 1


dreamer, 1


due, 1


furious, 1


great, 1


have, 1


horsemen, 1


man’s, 1


master’s, 1

Isa_1:3 (2)

masters, 1


person, 1


sworn, 1




H1168 בּעל baal bah'-al בַּעַל

The same as H1167; Baal, a Phoenician deity: - Baal, [plural] Baalim. בִּלְעָם


BDB Definition:

Baal = lord

1) supreme male divinity of the Phoenicians or Canaanites (noun proper masculine)

2) a Reubenite (noun proper masculine)

3) the son of Jehiel and grandfather of Saul (noun proper masculine)

4) a town of Simeon, probably identical to Baalath-beer (noun proper locative)


Total KJV Occurrences: 81

baal, 62

Num_22:41, Jdg_2:13, Jdg_6:25, Jdg_6:28, Jdg_6:30-32 (3), 1Ki_16:31-32 (3), 1Ki_18:19 , 1Ki_18:21 , 1Ki_18:25-26 (3), 1Ki_18:40 , 1Ki_19:18 , 1Ki_22:53 , 2Ki_3:2 , 2Ki_10:18-23 (12), 2Ki_10:25-28 (5), 2Ki_11:18 (2), 2Ki_17:16 , 2Ki_23:3-5 (3), 1Ch_4:33 , 1Ch_5:5 , 1Ch_8:30 , 1Ch_9:36 , 2Ch_23:17 (2), Jer_7:8-9 (2), Jer_11:13 , Jer_11:17 , Jer_12:16 , Jer_19:5 (2), Jer_23:13 , Jer_23:27 , Jer_32:29 , Jer_32:35 , Hos_2:8 , Hos_13:1 , Zep_1:4

baalim, 18

Jdg_2:11, Jdg_3:7, Jdg_8:33, Jdg_10:6, Jdg_10:10, 1Sa_7:4, 1Sa_12:10, 1Ki_18:18, 2Ch_17:3, 2Ch_24:7, 2Ch_34:2-4 (3), Jer_2:23, Jer_9:14, Hos_2:13, Hos_2:17, Hos_11:2

baal’s, 1



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