Baal-zebub definition


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From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:

     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.

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) [hitchcock]:

  Baal-zebub, god of the fly

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