BAALIM bā’ ə lĭm (בְּעָלִֽים, the great Lord). Emphatic pl. (with the article) of the name Baal. It means “the great Lord” and is found several times in the OT (Judg 2:11; 3:7; 1 Sam 7:4; 1 Kings 18:18; Jer 2:23; Hos 11:2; etc.) International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915) ha-be`alim: Plur. of BAAL (which see).