Baal-berith

BAAL-BERITH, war also bey den Phöniciern und andern der Gott der Bündnisse und Eidschwüre, weil Berith ein Bund heißt. Man will, daß er mit der Gottheit der Kretenser Britomartis einerley sey. S. Britomartis. Jedoch, da die Phönicier zwo Gottheiten sollen gehabt haben, Eljon und Beryth, Philo Bybl. ap. Euseb. præpar. L. I. c. 10. p. 36. so ist es eher zu vermuthen, daß man die letztere darunter verstanden. Man muthmaßet, sie sey vielleicht niemand anders, als Beroe, eine Tochter der Venus und des Adonis, von welcher die Stadt Berythus in Phönicien den Namen bekommen, deren Göttinn sie auch nachher gewesen seyn soll. Bochart. Can. L. II. c. 17.


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