The Lexham Bible Dictionary
El-Berith (אֵל בְּרִית‎, el berith). A god worshiped at the temple at Shechem (Judg 9:46). Usually identified with the god Baal-Berith (Judg 8:33; 9:46), although it can be argued that Baal-Berith and El-Berith are two separate gods with two separate temples.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
El-berith. Local god worshiped at Shechem (Jgs 9:46). He is usually identified with the god Baal-berith (Jgs 8:33; 9:4).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
El-Berith el-berʹith [Heb. ʾēl berîṯ; Gk. Baal diathḗkēs (Jgs. 9:46). A Canaanite deity, known also as Baal-Berith, whose temple was at Shechem.Cross regards the name as a specific epithet of the patriarchal god El (TDOT, I, 250). He refers to the Hurrian hymn to ʾEl (Ugaritica, V, 510ff),
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
EL-BERITH* Local god worshiped at Shechem (Jgs 9:46). He is usually identified with the god Baal-berith (8:33; 9:4).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
El-Berith (Heb. ʾēl bĕrɩ̂ṯ)A Canaanite deity (“El [or God] of the covenant”) worshipped at Shechem (Judg. 9:46).See Baal-berith.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
El-Berith [ĕl bĭrˊĭth] (Heb. ˓ēl berîṯ “El [or God] of the covenant”). A Canaanite deity worshipped at Shechem (Judg. 9:46; KJV “Berith”). See Baal-berith.
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Berith [Buh-rith](Hebrew origin: Covenant)(Judges 9:46). Berith was the god of the city of Shechem, during the period of the Judges. When Abimelech captured the city, the men of Shechem closed themselves, in the temple of Berith, and were burned alive, when Abimelech set fire to the temple.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
EL-BERITH (El-bĭrʹ ĭth) Name of a god meaning “god of the covenant.” A god worshiped in a temple at Shechem. It had a stronghold or citadel guarding it. There the citizens of Shechem sought protection when Abimelech attacked them, but Abimelech set the citadel on fire (Judg. 9:46–49). KJV translates
BERITH (Bēʹ rĭth) Hebrew word meaning “covenant.” See Baal-berith; Covenant.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
El-Berith el’bi-rith’ (אֵל בְּרִיתH451, “God of the covenant”). A god worshiped at Shechem, in whose temple some of the Shechemites took refuge when Abimelech destroyed the city (Jdg. 9:46; KJV, “the god Berith”). It is possibly an alternate name for the god Baal Berith.
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
El-berith [el-ber-ith]: a Canaanite god worshiped at Shechem; the same as Baal-berith (Judg. 9:46)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
6. El Berit
6. El BeritJudg 9:46 mentions a temple of ʾel berith in Shechem, which has been associated with the il brt mentioned in a Hurrian hymn, a tantalizing connection, since the Amarna letters record that there was a sizable Hurrian presence in Shechem. See also LXX of Gen 34:2, where the Greek has “the Hurrian”
EL BERITH el´ bi-rith´ [אֶל בְּרִיתʾel berith; Βαιθηλβεριθ Baithēlberith]. A Shechemite temple of El Berith, “god of the covenant,” appears once in Hebrew (Judg 9:46) but twice in the LXX (9:46, 50). See BAAL-BERITH; EL.
GOD OF THE COVENANT [אֵל בְּרִיתʾel berith]. The designation, ʾel berith, “God of the Covenant,” occurs only in reference to a “temple of ʾel berith” at Shechem (Judg 9:46), also called “the temple of Baal Berith” (Judg 9:4).
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