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Баал

Баал

2ND-1ST MILL.BCE. Semitic god Ba'al of the thunderstorm, gilded bronze idol, with an Egyptian-style crown. From  the port of Ugarit (Ras Shamra, Syria).  Can refer to any number of local deities, each regarded in the Hebrew Bible in that context as a "false god". The Ba'al cult was the greatest and most enduring threat to (monotheism) the exclusive worship of Yahweh among ancient Israelites. Islam also warned against the worship of Ba'al. Louvre

2ND-1ST MILL.BCE. Semitic god Ba'al of the thunderstorm, gilded bronze idol, with an Egyptian-style crown. From the port of Ugarit (Ras Shamra, Syria). Can refer to any number of local deities, each regarded in the Hebrew Bible in that context as a "false god". The Ba'al cult was the greatest and most enduring threat to (monotheism) the exclusive worship of Yahweh among ancient Israelites. Islam also warned against the worship of Ba'al. Louvre

Archaeology tells us a lot about the Hittites—and the Neo-Hittites too. But it’s hard to reconcile this with the Hittites of the Bible.

Archaeology tells us a lot about the Hittites—and the Neo-Hittites too. But it’s hard to reconcile this with the Hittites of the Bible.

Alacahöyük étendard rituel en forme de cerf bronze et argent Hittite

Alacahöyük étendard rituel en forme de cerf bronze et argent Hittite

Hematite Egyptianizing head. Front view. Near Eastern. Syrian (?) Mitannian (?). 14th–13th century B.C. | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Hematite Egyptianizing head. Front view. Near Eastern. Syrian (?) Mitannian (?). 14th–13th century B.C. | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Set in the pose of Baal

Set in the pose of Baal

Detailed cast bronze, hammered over with silver sheets on the body, electrum on the face. Strongly resembles the Canaanite Baal, a region of people in the area of the present-day Israel, Lebanon and Palestinian territories.

Detailed cast bronze, hammered over with silver sheets on the body, electrum on the face. Strongly resembles the Canaanite Baal, a region of people in the area of the present-day Israel, Lebanon and Palestinian territories.

Syro-Hittite smiting God

Syro-Hittite smiting God

Pazuzu sculpture, ca. 8th century B.C. Assyria. Musée du Louvre, Antiquités Orientales, MNB467 | This object is featured in "#AssyriatoIberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age," on view through January 4, 2015. #Halloween

Pazuzu sculpture, ca. 8th century B.C. Assyria. Musée du Louvre, Antiquités Orientales, MNB467 | This object is featured in "#AssyriatoIberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age," on view through January 4, 2015. #Halloween

This is Baal. History: Nimrod, became a tyrannical ruler. According to the Biblical record, as king, Nimrod created Babel. When Nimrod died, his wife, Queen Semiramis, deified him as the Sun-god, or Life Giver. Later he would become known as Baal, and those who followed the religion Semiramis created in his name would be called Baal worshippers. They became associated with idolatry, demon worship, human sacrifice and other practices regarded as evil.

Baal Statue

This is Baal. History: Nimrod, became a tyrannical ruler. According to the Biblical record, as king, Nimrod created Babel. When Nimrod died, his wife, Queen Semiramis, deified him as the Sun-god, or Life Giver. Later he would become known as Baal, and those who followed the religion Semiramis created in his name would be called Baal worshippers. They became associated with idolatry, demon worship, human sacrifice and other practices regarded as evil.

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