Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A large noxious fly of Abyssinia, which like the tsetse fly, is destructive to cattle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large Abyssinian fly noxious to cattle, like the tsetse and the zimb.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But the angel of the Lord said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say unto them, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that 'ye go to enquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron?

    The Dor�� Gallery of Bible Illustrations

  • Israel, that thou sendest to enquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron? therefore thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.

    The Dor�� Gallery of Bible Illustrations

  • And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, enquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease.

    The Dor�� Gallery of Bible Illustrations

  • And he said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Forasmuch as thou hast sent messengers to enquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron, is it not because there is no

    The Dor�� Gallery of Bible Illustrations

  • In fact the Philistine plain (which, however, we were now soon to leave) was always noted for the plague of flies, and this gave rise to the ancient deprecatory worship of Baal-zebub, "the lord of flies," by that people; there is still a village upon the plain named

    Byeways in Palestine

  • This fly was so grievous a pest that the Phoenicians invoked against it the aid of their god Baal-zebub (q.v.).

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Baal-zebub the god of Ekron? therefore thou shalt not come down from the bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt certainly die.

    The Holy Bible: Darby Translation

  • And he said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Forasmuch as thou hast sent messengers to enquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron, is it not because there is no God in Israel to enquire of his word? therefore thou shalt not come down off that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.

    The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations, Volume 4

  • Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, enquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease.

    The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations, Volume 4

  • Kings, the God of flies; [2 Ki 1: 3] ` Bel, 'signifying, "idol;" ` zebub,'

    Catena Aurea - Gospel of Matthew

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