By Johannes Henricus Scholten
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33; ix. 4. Comp. with ix. 46.  1 Chron. xiv. 7.  1 Chron. iii. 8; 2 Sam. v. 16.  Gen. xxii.  Gen. xvii. 23-27.  Ex. iv. 24-26.  Ex. xiii. 2, 12-16; xxii. 28, 29; xxx. 11-16; xxxiv. 19, 20.  Gen. xv. 17; Ex. iii. 2; xix. 16-18; xxiv. 17; xl. 38; Levit. x. 2; Numb. xvi. 35; Deut. iv. 15, 24; v. 24, 25.  1 Kings, vii. 25, 29.  Ex. xxvii. 2.  Comp. Ezek. i. 10; x. 14.  1 Kings, xviii. 23.  1 Kings, xi. 5; 2 Kings, xvi. 3; xxi. 3; xxiii. 4, et seq; 2 Chron.
I. THE PHŒNICIANS, SYRIANS, BABYLONIANS, CARTHAGINIANS, AND ARABIANS. In the Semitic races the religious spirit rose above nature-worship in the effort to separate God from nature, and to elevate him above nature as Lord, Baal (plural Baalim, either from the different places where he was worshiped, or the various names under which he was worshiped), Bel, El, Adon (Adonis).  Also the title Molech and Baal Molech to designate the Supreme Being among the ancient Phoenicians and Carthaginians, and the nations nearest related to Israel, the Moabites and Ammonites, as well as the derived names Milcom (Kamos) [Chemosh, Eng.
To the service of these divinities the priesthood, the Druids, were consecrated, and beside them the bards, or poets, held a more independent place. 6. THE GERMANS AND SCANDINAVIANS. More developed intellectually is the nature-religion of the ancient Germans (Teutons) and Scandinavians, which betrays thereby the character of the Aryan race to which these nations, like the Celts, originally belonged. The highest god of the Germans is Wodan, called Odhin among the Norsemen, the god of the heavens, and of the sun, who protects the earth, and is the source of light and fruitfulness, the spirit of the world, and the All-father (Alfadhir).