Baal, God of thunder. Facts about B aal. Baal was the Egyptian god of the sky, clouds, tempests, thunder and war. Ba'al Fact 2 on Baal:
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Facts about Baal • Baal was the Egyptian god of the sky, clouds, tempests, thunder and war. • Ba'al • Fact 2 on Baal: • This god of Egypt was 'adopted' during the 18th dynasty of the New Kingdom period of ancient Egyptian history from this ancient war god who was worshipped in Syria. • Fact 3 on Baal: • During the rise of the Egyptian Empire the ancient Egyptians were influenced by the cultures of many other countries. Baal was also revered in Palestine and Lebanon. • Fact 4 on Baal: • The Egyptians practice of merging gods is called 'syncretism' which means the fusion of religious beliefs and practices to form a new system or to create a new god. • Fact 5 on Baal: • The foreign origin of this god is reflected in the stele opposite, that was found in Ugarit the capital of the Assyrian empire, that bordered Egypt and was the gateway to Mesopotamia. • Fact 6 on Baal: • In the stele he is shown wearing the helmet associated with the ancient Assyrian military. • Fact 7 on Baal: • With one hand he holds a small club, in the other hand the artists depiction of a spear-like thunderbolt, one of the powerful symbols of the god of clouds and thunder. • One of the epithets of this god was "he who rides with the clouds" which, together with the symbol of the thunderbolt, draws comparisons with the Greek god Zeus. • Fact 9: • In the religion of ancient Egypt he was related to the god Set (Seth). • Fact 10: • In the period of history in which Egypt was establishing its empire, he was particularly revered in Memphis where his cult center was based. He was adopted by the Memphis kings to enhance their warrior-pharaoh image. • Fact 11: • Pharaoh Thutmose III (r.1479–1424 BC), one of the greatest Egyptian pharaohs, created the largest empire Egypt had ever known through his military campaigns and conquests in Syria in the 18th dynasty. • Fact 12: • Pharaoh Ramses II aka Ramses the Great (r.1279 BC – 1213 BC) of the 19th dynasty of kings was referred to at the Battle of Kadesh as "Seth of great strength and Baal himself." • Fact 13: • The 19th dynasty of pharaohs ruled Egypt during the time of Moses and the Exodus which is detailed in the Bible and the Torah. • The Priests of Baal are mentioned in the Hebrew Bible numerous times, including a confrontation with the Prophet Elijah. • Fact 14: • The Priests of Baal are mentioned in the Hebrew Bible numerous times, including a confrontation with the Prophet Elijah. • Fact 15: • The Quran, the religious text of Islam, mentions that Elias (Elijah) a prophet of God was sent to his people to tell them not to worship Baal and worship one true God.
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