Is Baal Holy?
If you know your Old Testament, you know that Baal was the god of the heathen, who Israel went into apostasy worshipping. He was none other than Beelzebub himself, the god of flies and filth. And, ultimately they were worshipping Satan himself. But, my question is, "Was Baal holy?
Well, if you have, read, and believe a 1960 Spanish Bible, you have to say that he was. For in the 1960 Spanish translation we read the following words in 2 Kings 10:25:
Y después que acabaron ellos de hacer el holocausto, Jehú dijo a los de su guardia y a los capitanes: Entrad, y matadlos; que no escape ninguno. Y los mataron a espada, y los dejaron tendidos los de la guardia y los capitanes. Y fueron hasta el lugar santo del templo de Baal.
The 1960 Spanish version says that the temple of Baal had a holy place in it. In this place they offered offerings to Baal. So according to that verse, he was holy, and they offered him offerings in his "holy" (santo) place.
But, let's look at what the King James says. We read:
And it came to pass, as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, that Jehu said to the guard and to the captains, Go in, and slay them; let none come forth. And they smote them with the edge of the sword; and the guard and the captains cast them out, and went to the city of the house of Baal.
Here it only says that it was the house of Baal. Why would you want to add the word "holy." Holy and Baal don't go to together!
Now let's look at what the older 1909 does with this verse. It states:
Y después que acabaron ellos de hacer el holocausto, Jehú dijo a los de su guardia y á los capitanes: Entrad, y matadlos; que no escape ninguno. Y los hirieron á cuchillo: y dejáronlos tendidos los de la guardia y los capitanes, y fueron hasta la ciudad del templo de Baal.
What could have possesed (pun intended) the translators on the 1960 committee to add the words "holy" in speaking of the the temple of Baal? Hmmmm. Could it have been their connection with a bunch of modern day Baalite priests?