Baal-berith

Baal-berith [N] [H]

covenant lord, the name of the god worshipped in Shechem after the death of Gideon ( Judges 8:33 ; 9:4 ). In 9:46 he is called simply "the god Berith." The name denotes the god of the covenant into which the Israelites entered with the Canaanites, contrary to the command of Jehovah ( Exodus 34:12 ), when they began to fall away to the worship of idols.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Baal-berith". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Baal-berith [N] [E]

idol of the covenant
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Baal-berith'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.