"Baalim" is the plural form of "Baal," which is a Hebrew word meaning "lord" or "master." In ancient times, Baal was a title and honorific given to various gods and deities worshiped in the Near East, particularly in the Canaanite and Phoenician cultures. Baal was often associated with fertility, agriculture, and rain, and was considered to be a powerful and influential god.
In the Old Testament of the Bible, "baalim" is sometimes used to refer to these various pagan deities or gods, and the worship of Baal and other idols is often condemned as a form of idolatry. In modern usage, the term "baalim" may be used more broadly to refer to any false gods or idols, or to anything that is worshipped or valued above the one true God in a religious or spiritual sense.