Baal, Baalim

(Hebrew Bá'ál; plural, Be'alîm.) A word which belongs to the oldest stock of the Semite vocabulary and…

Baalbek

The Heliopolis of the Greek and Latin writers, a Syrian town located now in present-day Lebanon —Ed. at the…

Babel

Babel occurs in the Vulgate only in Genesis 11:9; the form Babylonia is found in Baruch 1:1-4; 2:22; 6:1-3;…

Babylon

The curial title of a Latin archbishopric, also of a Chaldean patriarchate and of a Syrian archbishopric.…

Babylonia

In treating of the history, character, and influence of this ancient empire, it is difficult not to speak…

Bacchylus

Bishop of Corinth, whom Eusebius mentions among the prominent second-century churchmen (Church History…

Bachiarius

An early fifth-century writer, known only through two treatises which warrant the conjecture that he was a…