baali Summary and Overview
baali in Easton's Bible Dictionary
my lord, a title the prophet (Hos. 2:16) reproaches the Jewish church for applying to Jehovah, instead of the more endearing title Ishi, meaning "my husband."
baali in Smith's Bible Dictionary
#Ho 2:16| [BAAL]
baali in Schaff's Bible Dictionary
BA'ALI (my lord) occurs in Hos 2:16, The verse retranslated reads: "Thou shalt call me My husband, and shalt no more call me My Baal." Baali is used in a twofold sense: first, My Baal, the name of the principal god of the Canaanites; and second, My lord, a usual name for husband. The idea of the verse is that so wholly devoted to Jehovah shall Israel be that she will not apply to him even a word which suggests the former idolatry.