“the Baals.” In different locations, the god Baal was worshipped differently and also had somewhat different characteristics. This is not unusual. Even God, the God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, is worshipped differently and said to have different characteristics in the different Christian denominations. For example, a Calvinist and a Freewill Baptist see God quite a bit differently. This verse shows that Ahaz worshipped Baal in his different ways of being, or according to the different ways he was worshipped in the different locations.