The early Israelites were mostly sun worshipers. And even in later times, the sun god, Baal, divided with Jehovah the worship of the Jews. Saul, Jonathan, and David named their children in honor of this god. "Saul begat Jonathan...and Esh-baal. And the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal" (1 Chron. viii, 33, 34). David named his last son, save one, Beeliada, "Baal Knows" (1 Chron. xiv,7). Solomon's worship included not merely the worship of Jehovah, but that of Baal and other gods...Most of the Israelites certainly saw no harm in these ornaments, since they were not aware of any very great difference between the character of Yahweh (Jehovah) and that of Baal, Astarte, or Moloch. Long after the time of Solomon the horses and chariots of the Sun were kept in the temple (2 Kings xxiii, 11). Many of the stories concerning Moses, Joshua, Jonah, and other Bible characters are solar myths. Samson was a sun god. Dr. Oort says: "Sun-worship was by no means unknown to the Israelites...The myths that were circulated among these people show that they were zealous worshipers of the sun. These myths are still preserved, but, as in all other cases, they are so much altered as to be hardly recognizable. The writer who has preserved them for us lived at a time when the worship of the sun had long ago died out. He transforms the sun god into an Israelite hero Samson"
Church Steeples and Domes. Based on Irish Round Towers - They point upward to the cross in the sky - to the Cross of the Zodiac. The word Cathedral, meant "Temple of Brightness." Bells are rung from towers to summon the god Bel. The Irish Trinity was Bel, Taranis and Esus. The name Bel has also been rendered "Baal," and has predictably been demonized. The name of the Hebrew/Jewish god "EL" is also a clever obscuration of the Irish Bel. The sacred trinities of the Hindus, Egyptians, Jews, and Christians derive from this original. Rome, London, and the major cities, are littered with Egyptian obelisks and towers of the astrological sort.
The consort of Danu was Bel. Bel or Baal was worshipped by the Hittites, Canaanites, and Phoenicians, centuries before the so-called Israelites were even heard of. Bel was the first deity of the Druidic trinity. The bells that ring out from Christian churches to this day get the name bell from the god's name (pr. bayal). The Muslims know him still as their Al, or Allah, while to the Canaanites and Levites he was EL. The proto-Greek Pelasgians probably derive their name from Bel. The Hebrew god EL is merely a clever rendering of the Irish Bel.
Baal became a favorite Christian name for a devil, because biblical writers denounced all the baalim indiscriminately as devils (2 Chronicles 11:15; 1 Corinthians 10:20; Revelation 9:20). Still, the northern European cognate Bal, Bel, Bael, or Balder retained the affection of commoners. Baal was still the patron of the Beltain feast in 18th-century Scotland. To make the crops thrive, Scandinavians burned his effigy at midsummer in "Balder's Balefires" throughout Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
Old Testament Jews worshipped many baalim as past or present consorts of the Goddess Zion (Hosea 2:2-8). Yahweh shared these other gods' temples for a long time, until his priesthood managed to isolate his cult and suppress the others. Some of the baalim revered in Israel were: Sin, the moon god of Sinai; Molech (Melek), the "king" and sun god of Tyre; Horus, the Egyptian Golden Calf whose image was made by Aaron; Baal-Peor, a phallic "Lord of the Cleft" (or yoni); Nehushtan, the "fiery flying serpent" of lightning, made by Moses (2 Kings 18:4); Chemosh, the Babylonian sun god Shamash, incarnate in Samson (or Shams-on, the sun); Melchizedek, the god of Salem; Etana, or Ethan, the Canaanite Eytan who "went up to heaven"; Baal-Rimmon, the Lord of the Pomegranate impersonated by Solomon; Baal-Berith, the Canaanites' "God of the Covenant"; El, or Elias, the sun god Helios to whom Jesus called from the cross; Joseph, Jacob, and Israel, who were not men but tribal gods.
"The Lord" among ancient Semites; consort of Mother Astarte, whose favors he shared with Yamm, the Lord of Death (from Hindu Yama). Every god was a Baal. The title was introduced into Ireland via Phoenician colonies in Spain, and became the Irish Bel or Bial, Lord of Beltain.
Bel or Baal or Beal was the supreme deity. It is a name common in many countries throughout the world. Belgium, Baltic, Belfast, and Baltimore are northern words derived from Baal.
Beal time was bell time and the word bell is derived from the name of the god Bell, famous in Ireland, Phoenicia, Central America, and Babylon. Baltimore means the big house of the god Beal.
As a matter of fact, Baal, in the ancient Semitic or Syrian scheme of things, was a God and they would make a cake to Baal, and cut it up and eat it. They would eat the flesh of Baal. Later on, they liked that so much that they started eating each other. They were from Cana. Therefore, that is where we get what was called the Cana Baal. Cannibal! Because the people of Cana would eat the flesh of Baal. The Cana Baal.
In general, the Baalites owned houses, lands, and slaves. They were the aristocratic landlords and lived in the cities. Each Baal had a sacred place, a priesthood, and the " holy women, " the ritual prostitutes.