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Jerubbaal

Jerubbaal [N] [H]

contender with Baal; or, let Baal plead, a surname of Gideon; a name given to him because he destroyed the altar of Baal (Judg. 6:32 ; 7:1 ; 8:29 ; 1 Samuel 12:11 ).

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 Jerubbaal". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Jerubbaal [N] [E]

he that defends Baal
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 'Jerubbaal'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Jerubbaal, or Jerubba-al

(contender with Baal ), the surname of Gideon, which he acquired in consequence of destroying the altar of Baal, when his father defended him from the vengeance of the Abiezrites. ( Judges 6:32 )


Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Jerubbaal, or Jerubbaal'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

JERUBBAAL

jer-u-ba'-al, je-rub'-a-al (yerubba`al, "let Baal contend"):

The name given to Gideon by his father, Joash, and the people in recognition of his destruction of the altar of Baal at Ophrah (Judges 6:32). For this name the form "Jerubbesheth" (2 Samuel 1:21) was substituted after the analogy of "Ishbosheth" and "Mephibosheth," in which bosheth, the Hebrew word for "shame," displaced the word ba`al, no doubt because the name resembled one given in honor of Baal.

See GIDEON.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'JERUBBAAL'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.