Latine dominus foederis. Iudic. c. 9. v. 4. Beryti urbis idolum facit Bochartus, quem sis consule Geogr. p. 859. Hîc filii Israel exstruxerunt Fanum Baali, ibique iurârunt, et foedus inierunt, cum Baal, ut esset ipsorum Deus. Est in Tribu Ephraim.

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