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(in despair) ...'thoughtless and fervid a faith as inspired the priests of Baal' Does anyone know what this term means? (Part of research for English, terribly fun work). The only information i have for this word is that it's a religious term - associated with the Jewish religion? :confused: Rep for the person who comes up with the definition.

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It is a religious term, seems to be the name of a Middle Eastern God. Ba'al shem is a Jewish title.
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(Original post by waiting2smile)
(in despair) ...'thoughtless and fervid a faith as inspired the priests of Baal' Does anyone know what this term means? (Part of research for English, terribly fun work). The only information i have for this word is that it's a religious term - associated with the Jewish religion? :confused: Rep for the person who comes up with the definition.

p.s: don't hesitate to remind me that this thread belongs in the academic section - I know
Baal:
n. pl. Ba·als or Ba·al·im (--lm)
1. Any of various local fertility and nature gods of the ancient Semitic peoples considered to be false gods by the Hebrews.
2. A false god or idol.

I recognised the word as it's mentioned a lot in Mendelssohn's "Elijah", which I'm singing at the mo in one of my choirs. It talks a lot about "the prophets of Baal" so I'm guessing he's a God! As the def. says!
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It is a religious term, seems to be the name of a Middle Eastern God. Ba'al shem is a Jewish title.
If it's incorrect i'll blame you. You get a rep, and i'm going to go and have some icecream and then write an essay
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If it's incorrect i'll blame you. You get a rep, and i'm going to go and have some icecream and then write an essay
I take back what i said...Eeyore gets the rep
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It comes from the story of Elijah and the Priests of Baal; 1 Kings 18;

Can I have some rep then?
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I take back what i said...Eeyore gets the rep
Yay, thanks!
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It comes from the story of Elijah and the Priests of Baal; 1 Kings 18;

Can I have some rep then?
Eeyore got the rep, since she gave a wonderful definition, for the rest of you...thank you for your help- if that's any consolation
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I take back what i said...Eeyore gets the rep
Nooooooo!
Is said pretty much the same stuff, if anything more in depth - did you know the title baal shem is given to Jewish men with supernatural powers? And in the middle east Baal is a fertility god?

And I said it before Eyore and I need the rep!
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And there's me thinking it being a thread about me.
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And there's me thinking it being a thread about me.
I thought it was originally.
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And there's me thinking it being a thread about me.
Lol, what does your screen name refer to by the way? I've often wondered!
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(Original post by waiting2smile)
(in despair) ...'thoughtless and fervid a faith as inspired the priests of Baal' Does anyone know what this term means? (Part of research for English, terribly fun work). The only information i have for this word is that it's a religious term - associated with the Jewish religion? :confused: Rep for the person who comes up with the definition.

p.s: don't hesitate to remind me that this thread belongs in the academic section - I know

I have no idea of what you are talking about.

Hope this helps

P.s-this thread belongs in te academic section
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