toward the idol
(with Baal ), king of Sidon and father of Jezebel. ( 1 Kings 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 Ethbaals reign may be given as about B.C. 940-908.
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 Kings 16:31).
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