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Bible Names A-G: Eth-baal


Eth-baal in Easton's Bible Dictionary with Baal, a king of Sidon (B.C. 940-908), father of Jezebel, who was the wife of Ahab (1 Kings 16:31). He is said to have been also a priest of Astarte, whose worship was closely allied to that of Baal, and this may account for his daughter's zeal in promoting idolatry in Israel. This marriage of Ahab was most fatal to both Israel and Judah. Dido, the founder of Carthage, was his granddaughter.

Eth-baal in Fausset's Bible Dictionary ("with Baal"), namely, for his patron god. Ithobalus ("Baal with him") in Menander (Josephus, Apion 1:18), king of Sidon, Jezebel's father (1 Kings 16:31). (See JEZEBEL.) Priest of Astarte. Murdered Pheles, 50 years after Hiram's death, and usurped the throne of Tyre for 32 years, 940-908 B.C.

Eth-baal in Hitchcock's Bible Names toward the idol

Eth-baal in Naves Topical Bible King of Sidon 1Ki 16:31

Eth-baal in Smiths Bible Dictionary (with Baal), king of Sidon and father of Jezebel. 1Ki 16:31 Josephus represents him as a king of the Tyrians as well as of the Sidonians. We may thus identify him with Eithobalus, who, after having assassinated Pheles, usurped the throne of Tyre for thirty-two years. The date of Ethbaal's reign may be given as about B.C. 940-908.

Eth-baal in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE eth-ba'-al, eth'-ba-al ('ethba`al, "with Baal"): "King of the Sidonians," and father of Jezebel whom Ahab king of Israel took to wife (1 Ki 16:31).

Eth-baal Scripture - 1 Kings 16:31 And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.

Ithobaal I in Wikipedia Ithobaal I (or Ethbaal; Biblical Ethbaal, 1 Kings 16:31) was a king of Tyre who founded a new dynasty. During his reign, Tyre expanded its power on the mainland, making all of Phoenicia its territory as far north as Beirut, including Sidon, and even a part of the island of Cyprus. At the same time, Tyre also built new overseas colonies: Botrys (now Batrun) near Byblos, and Auza in Libya. Primary information related to Ithobaal comes from Josephus’s citation of the Phoenician author Menander of Ephesus, in Against Apion i.18. Here it is said that the previous king, Phelles, “was slain by Ithobalus, the priest of Astarte, who reigned thirty-two years, and lived sixty-eight years; he was succeeded by his son Badezorus (Baal-Eser II).”...

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