Baal-zebub



baal-zebub

fly-lord, the god of the Philistines at Ekron (2 Kings 1:2, 3, 16). This name was given to the god because he was supposed to be able to avert the plague of flies which in that region was to be feared. He was consulted by Ahaziah as to his recovery.

Historical Examples

He sent to inquire of the false god baal-zebub whether he should recover.
A Life of St. John for the Young George Ludington Weed

It was denominated from Achor, the God of flies, worshipped also under the name of baal-zebub with the same attribute.
A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I. Jacob Bryant

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