For Ba’al H|amoµn as “Lord of the Amanus,” rather than the more common interpretation “Lord of the Brazier (or the Incense Altar)” (Ba’al hamman), see Cross, Canaanite Myth and Hebrew Epic, pp. 26–28, where he also links Ba’al H|amoµn with a deity known in Hurrian as “El the One of the Mountain H|aman.” To render Elagabal, “El of the Mountain,” we derive –gabal from Arabic jebel, meaning “mountain,” not from Hebrew or Punic gbl, meaning “boundary.” It should be remembered that Emesa (Homs), Syria, the home of Elagahal, was established in the first century B.C. by Arabs, who identified strongly with Phoenician culture on the coast. See Anthony R. Birley, Septimius Severus, the African Emperor (New Haven, CT: Yale Univ. Press, rev. ed., 1988) pp. 68–71. For Empress Julia Domna’s identification with (Dea) Caelestis, or Tanit, see Arnaldo Momigliano On Pagans Jews, and Christians (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan Univ. Press, 1987), p. 126.