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He, however, identified himself with the liberal movement in politics, and offended the king Baalim, the principal male divinity of the Canaanites and Phoenicians, identified with the sun as the great quickening and life-sustaining power in nature, the god who presided over the labours of the husbandman and granted the increase; his crowning attribute, strength; worshipped on hill-tops with sacrifices, incense, and dancing.
Baal-worship, being that of the Canaanites, was for a time mixed up with the worship of Jehovah in Israel, and at one time threatened to swamp it, but under the zealous preaching of the prophets it was eventually stamped out.
City of Baal, or the Sunan ancient city of Syria, 35 m.
Baalism, the name given to the worship of natural causes, tending to the obscuration and denial of the worship of God as Spirit. Babbington, Antony, an English Catholic gentleman; conspired against Elizabeth on behalf of Mary, Queen of Scots, confessed his guilt, and was executed at Tyburn in Baber, the founder of the Mogul empire in Hindustan, a descendant of Tamerlane; thrice invaded India, and became at length master of it in ; left memoirs; his dynasty lasted for three centuries.
Babes in the Wood, Irish banditti who infested the Wicklow Mountains in the 18th century, and were guilty of the greatest atrocities.
Baboo, or Babu, name applied to a native Hindu gentleman who has some knowledge of English. Baby-farming, a system of nursing new-born infants whose parents may wish them out of sight.
Babylon, the capital city of Babylonia, one of the richest and most magnificent cities of the East, the gigantic walls and hanging gardens of which were classed among the seven wonders of the world; was taken, according to tradition, by Cyrus in B.
The name was often metaphorically applied to Rome by the early Christians, and is to-day to great centres of population, such as London, where the overcrowding, the accumulation of material wealth, and the so-called refinements of civilisation, are conceived to have a corrupting effect on the religion and morals of the inhabitants.
From very early times it was the seat of a highly developed civilisation introduced by the Sumero-Accadians, who descended on the plain from the mountains in the NW. Semitic tribes subsequently settled among the Accadians and impressed their characteristics on the language and institutions of the country.
The 8th century B. But Nabopolassar in B. Judah was captive in the country from to B. In that year Cyrus conquered it for Persia, and its history became merged in that of Persia. Babylonish Captivity, the name given to the deportation of Jews from Judea to Babylon after the capture of Jerusalem by the king of Babylon, and which continued for 70 years, till they were allowed to return to their own land by Cyrus, who had conquered Babylon; those who returned were solely of the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and Levi.
Bacchanalia, a festival, originally of a loose and riotous character, in honour of Bacchus. Bach, Johann Sebastian, one of the greatest of musical composers, born in Eisenach, of a family of Hungarian origin, noted—sixty of them—for musical genius; was in succession a chorister, an organist, a director of concerts, and finally director of music at the School of St.
Thomas, Leipzig; his works, from their originality and scientific rigour, difficult of execution Dallas, an American physicist, born at Philadelphia, superintended the coast survey Bachelor, a name given to one who has achieved the first grade in any discipline.
Back, Sir George, a devoted Arctic explorer, born at Stockport, entered the navy, was a French captive for five years, associated with Franklin in three polar expeditions, went in search of Sir John Ross, discovered instead and traced the Great Fish River inwas knighted inand in made admiral Bacon, Delia, an American authoress, who first broached, though she did not originate, the theory of the Baconian authorship of Shakespeare's works, a theory in favour of which she has received small support Bacon, Roger, a Franciscan monk, born at Ilchester, Somerset; a fearless truth-seeker of great scientific attainments; accused of magic, convicted and condemned to imprisonment, from which he was released only to die; suggested several scientific inventions, such as the telescope, the air-pump, the diving-bell, the camera obscura, and gunpowder, and wrote some eighty treatises Bacon, Sir Nicholas, the father of Francis, Lord Bacon, Privy Councillor and Keeper of the Great Seal under Queen Elizabeth; a prudent and honourable man and minister, and much honoured and trusted by the queen Bacsanyi, Janos, a Hungarian poet; he suffered from his liberal political opinions, like many of his countrymen Bactrian Sage, a name given to Zoroaster as a native of Bactria.
Bacup 23a manufacturing town in Lancashire, about 20 m. Badakans, a Dravidian people of small stature, living on the Nilghiri Mountains, in S. Baden-Baden 13a town in the duchy of Baden, 18 m. Badrinath, a shrine of Vishnu, in N. Baedeker, Karl, a German printer in Coblenz, famed for the guide-books to almost every country of Europe that he published Baffin, William, an early English Arctic explorer, who, when acting as pilot to an expedition in quest of the N.
Passage, discovered Baffin Bay Baffin Bay, a strait stretching northward between N. America and Greenland, open four months in summer to whale and seal fishing; discovered in by William Baffin.Before he became James Bond, Roger Moore graced the small screen as The Saint, aka Simon Templar, a thief and master of disguise who originated in a series of books in the s and quickly.
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