Ba’al, God of Storm Cloudبعل، إلاهبعل، اله الصواعق والسحب

Ba’al, God of Storm Cloud

Babylonian/Persian Period (721—332 BCE)

Embroidery: Janet Jameel Hamad [Silwad], Amman
Size: 59 x 38 cm

Ba’al was a title and honorific meaning “lord” in the Northwest Semitic languages spoken in the Levant during antiquity. From its use among people, it came to be applied to gods. Scholars previously associated the theonym with solar cults and with a variety of unrelated patron deities, but inscriptions have shown that the name Ba’al was particularly associated with the storm and fertility god Hadad and his local manifestations.

 

Further viewing

Palestinian History Tapestry exhibition in Stroud from Feb 18—23rd Lansdown Hall & Gallery, Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB.

A unique opportunity to view selected pieces from the Palestinian History Tapestry in one of Stroud's premier galleries.

The exhibition will run from the evening of Monday 17th February to Sunday 23rd, opening from 11am—6pm.

Come and see this beautiful work, experience the Palestinian History Tapestry as never before.