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Ethbaal


Ethba’al (with Baal), king of Sidon and father of Jezebel. 1 Kings 16:31. Josephus represents him as 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 Ethbaal’s reign may be given as about b.c. 940–908.