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Azariah \Az-uh-rye-uh\

1. Judah’s ninth king, son of Amaziah; also called Uzziah (2 Kings 14:21). See KINGS OF ISRAEL AND JUDAH CHART. 2. The high priest who confronted King Uzziah about doing priestly duties (2 Chronicles 26:16-20). 3. Son of Hoshaiah, who bitterly opposed Jeremiah (Jeremiah 43:2). 4. A friend of Daniel whose name was changed to Abednego during captivity in Babylon (Daniel 1:7). (See also 1 Kings 4:2-5; 1 Chronicles 2:8, 38; 6:9-14; 2 Chronicles 15:1-8; 21:2; 23:1; 28:12; 29:12; Nehemiah 3:23; 8:7; 10:2; 12:32, 33.)

Azel \Aht-sell\

A man of Benjamin, descended from Jonathan (1 Chronicles 8:37, 38; 9:43, 44).

Azotus \Uh-zo-tus\ (Also known as Ashdod.)

The New Testament form of Ashdod (Acts 8:40). A city on the Mediterranean coast between Joppa and Gaza.

Azriel \Az-rih-el\

A family head of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 5:24).

Azzah \Az-uh\

Another name for the Philistine city of Gaza (Deuteronomy 2:23; 1 Kings 4:24; Jeremiah 25:20).

Bb Baal \Bay-ul\

1. The Canaanite gods were given the name Baal. The gods were primarily worshiped for fertility of plants, animals, and people. The people of Israel repeatedly indulged in Baal worship from the time of the conquest until the exile. 2. Son of Reaiah from the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 5:5). 3. One of the 10 sons born to Jeiel and Maacah (1 Chronicles 8:30; 9:36). 4. A place located on the boundary line of Simeon (1 Chronicles 4:33); also known as Baalath-beer (Joshua 19:8).

Baalbek \Bay-ul-bek\

A city northwest of Damascus, the location of the temple of Baachus, which was used for the worship of Baal. The city was destroyed by an earthquake in AD 1749 and excavated by the Persians in 1902.

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Babylonia Baal-berith \Bay-ul-bee-rith\

A god that Israel worshiped after the death of Gideon (Judges 8:33).

Baali \Bay-ul-ee\ or \Bay-ul-lye\

Hebrew for “my lord” or “my master,” but too similar to the name of the Canaanite god Baal for use in reference to the true God (Hosea 2:16, KJV, NASB).

Baal Gad \Bay-ul-gad\ (strong emphasis on gad) (Also spelled Baalgad.)

A city noted for Baal worship, located near Mt. Hermon (Joshua 11:17; 12:7; 13:5).

Baalim \Bay-uh-leem\ Plural of Baal.

Baal-Peor \Bay-al-pe-or\ (Also spelled Baalpeor.)

1. Also called Baal of Peor, the false god that the Israelites worshiped when they were seduced into Baal worship by the Moabites, and God punished their idolatry (Numbers 25:3-5; Psalm 106:28). 2. Place where Israel was seduced into worshiping the Baal of Peor (Hosea 9:10).

Baal-Zebub \Bay-ul-zee-bub\ (strong accent on zee) (Also spelled Baal-Zebul and Beelzebub.)

A god of the Philistines in Ekron (2 Kings 1:2, 3, 6, 16). Baal-Zebub (Beelzebub) was called the prince of demons in Jesus’ day (Matthew 10:25; 12:24; Mark 3:22; Luke 11:15, 18, 20).

Baal-Zebul \Bay-ul-zee-bul\ (strong accent on zee) See BAAL-ZEBUB.

Baasha \Bay-uh-shuh\

The third king of the northern kingdom (Israel); he ruled for 24 years. He captured the throne by killing King Nadab and waged war against Judah throughout his reign (1 Kings 15:33—16:7). See KINGS OF ISRAEL AND JUDAH CHART.

Babel \Bay-bul\

The city in the plain of Shinar where the people tried to build a huge tower but were thwarted when God confused the languages (Genesis 11:1-9).

Babylon \Bab-uh-lun\

The most important and influential city in Babylonia, located on the Euphrates River in Mesopotamia. The term is also used for the kingdom.

Babylonia \Bab-ih-low-nee-uh\

The kingdom of which Babylon was the capital. It became a world power when it defeated the armies of Egypt and Assyria at Carchemish in 605 BC.

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