And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.
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George Leo Haydock
Baal, "Lord "a title given to many of the idols, (Haydock) both male and female. (Menochius)
They are often distinguished by some additional name, as Beelzebub, "fly "and berith, "covenant "gods adored at Accaron and Sichem. Under this name the pagans adored heaven or the sun, (Calmet) as Astaroth denoted some female deity, the moon, Venus (Menochius)