Who is Baal In The Bible?
Baal is the false, pagan god that the Israelites sinfully worshipped from time to time in the Scriptures.
Quick Facts on Baal from The Bible
- Baal is known as lord of the opening and as the false god of the Moabites (Numbers 25:3; 31:16; Joshua 22:17)
- He is closely tied to the false, and pagan idol/goddess Ashtoreth in the Scriptures
- Baal is translated as ruler, lord, master or owner.
- Baal is also the Canaanite-Phoenician god or idol of fertility and weather, and in particular of rainstorms.
- Jezebel, the wife of King Ahab, worshipped Baal and Ashtoreth and led her husband into this idolatry against God.