The harbinger of Baal appears in NYC
A black slate of stone sat at the side of the arch reminding the people of the connection. On the slate was an image of an ancient temple with the words “Temple of Bel (Baal).”
The Almighty, who planted you, has decreed disaster for you, because the people of both Israel and Judah have done evil and aroused my anger by burning incense to Baal.
“Among the prophets of Samaria I saw this repulsive thing: They prophesied by Baal and led my people Israel astray.
The Babylonians who are attacking this city will come in and set it on fire; they will burn it down, along with the houses where the people aroused my anger by burning incense on the roofs to and by pouring out drink offerings to other gods.
“I will stretch out my hand against Judah and against all who live in Jerusalem. I will destroy every remnant of worship in this place, the very names of the idolatrous priests—