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Bible Lexicons

Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #1078 - בֵּל

Transliteration
bêl
Phonetics
bale
Origin
by contraction for (H1168)
Parts of Speech
Proper Name Masculine
TWOT
None
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

Bel = “lord”

1) a chief Babylonian deity

Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
KJV (3)
Isaiah
1
Jeremiah
2
NAS (3)
Isaiah
1
Jeremiah
2
HCS (3)
Isaiah
1
Jeremiah
2
BSB (3)
Isaiah
1
Jeremiah
2
ESV (3)
Isaiah
1
Jeremiah
2
WEB (3)
Isaiah
1
Jeremiah
2
Verse Results
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

בֵּל contr. from בְּעֵל i.q. בַּעַל Bel, a domestic and chief god of the Babylonians, worshipped in the tower of Babel; Isaiah 46:1; Jeremiah 50:2, 51:44, and Dan. chap. 14, LXX. The Greek and Roman writers (Diod. Sic. ii. 8, 9; Plin. xxxvii. 19; Cic. De Nat. Deorum, iii. 16) compare him with Jupiter; but however, we are not to understand this to be the father of the gods, of whom the Orientals knew nothing, but in accordance with the peculiar Babylonian theology, in which all rested on the worship of the stars, the planet Jupiter, stella Jovis (Cic. De Nat. Deor. ii. 20), which [some of] the Shemitic nations worshipped supremely as a good demon and the author and guardian of all good fortune. It is therefore called by the Arabians السعد الا كبر “Greater Fortune.” The planet Venus was worshipped with this planet (see אֲשֵׁרָה, עַשְׁתֹּרֶת ). Comp. גַּד, מְנִי, and see בַּעַל No. 5. The devotion to this worship is shewn by the proper names of the Babylonians compounded with the name Bel, as בֵּלְשַׁאצַּר, בֵּלְטְשַׁאצַּר, Belesys, Belibus, etc.

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בֵּ֜ל בֵּל֙ בל bel bêl
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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