Idols in the Bible

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Can you name the Idols or Pagan Deities mentioned in the Bible?

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When Paul and Barnabas healed a crippled man at Lystra, Paul was mistaken for this god, since he was seen as the chief speaker.
Nature goddess of the Sidonians worshipped at high places.
Greek god of the dead referred to metonymically in the New Testament.
Paul found an altar to this god in Athens, which he took as a sign of their superstitiousness and as an opportunity to preach the Gospel.
A gigantic sea serpent both created and destroyed by the God of Israel.
When Paul and Barnabas healed a crippled man at Lystra, Barnabas was mistaken for this god. The local priest hung wreaths at the city gates for him.
The god of the Ammonites whose worship included child sacrifice.
Either of two heads of state with a well-known imperial cult.
The national god of Moab.
An epithet of goddess (probably one of two others on this list) mentioned in Jeremiah, who tells us worship of her included cake offerings and resulted in famine.
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Sumerian vegetation god whose cult mourned at the Temple gates according to Ezekiel.
Philistine god whose temple at Gaza was destroyed by Samson.
Edomite god of thunderstorms whose name mostly shows up in theophoric names, such as Ben-_____, king of Damascus.
Hebrew name for a god of the Ammonites who is sometimes identified with the other Ammonite deity on this list.
Paul's preaching threatened her cult and the local idol-making economy, stirring up a revolt.
Philistine god in the Old Testament, but identified in the Gospels as the prince of demons in whose name Jesus was accused of expelling demons.
An idol fashioned by Aaron while Moses was at Mount Sinai.
Canaanite fertility goddess worshipped at sacred groves and wooden poles (or the poles themselves.)
Elijah had this god's prophets put to death when they failed to produce a thunderstorm.
Patron god of Babylon.

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