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Jerubbaal
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jerubbaal
Jerubbaal (יְרֻבַּעַל‎, yerubba'al). The name Gideon’s father Joash gave to him after Gideon destroyed the altar of Baal (Judg 6:32; 7:1; 8:29; 1 Sam 12:11).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jerubbaal (Person)
JERUBBAAL (PERSON) [Heb yĕrūbbāʿal (יְרֻבָּעַל)]. Var. JERUBBESHETH. Jerubbaal was the name given to Gideon after he destroyed his father’s Baal altar (Judg 6:32). Some understand the references to this name in Judges 9 to be a different person from Gideon, two traditions being conflated (NHI, 152;
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jerubbaal
Jerubbaal. Name given to Gideon after he destroyed an altar to Baal (Jgs 6:32). The name means “let Baal contend against him.”See Gideon; Jerubbesheth.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jerubbaal
Jerubbaal jerʹə-bāl, [Heb. yerubbaʿal—‘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 (Jgs. 6:32). For this name the form “Jerubbesheth” (2 S. 11:21) was substituted after the analogy of “Ishbosheth”
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jerubbaal
JERUBBAAL Name given to Gideon after he destroyed an altar to Baal (Jgs 6:32). The name means “let Baal contend against him.” See Gideon.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jerubbaal
JERUBBAAL. The name means “let Baal contend,” and is the name given to Gideon by his father Joash upon his destruction of the altar of Baal (Jdg 6:32; 7:1). See Gideon.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jerubbaal
Jerubbaal (Heb. yĕrubbaʿal) (also JERUBBESHETH)The name (“let Baal [or ‘the master’] contend” or “multiply”) given to Gideon to commemorate his destruction of his father’s altar to Baal at Ophrah (Judg. 6:32). At times this name is identified as an alternate appellative (Judg. 7:1; 8:35), but at others
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jerubbaal
Jerubbaal [jěrˊə bāl] (Heb. yerubba˓al “let Baal [or “the master”] contend” or “multiply”).† The name given to Gideon to commemorate his destruction of his father’s altar to Baal at Ophrah (Judg. 6:32). At times this name is identified as an alternate appellative (7:1; 8:35), but at others it is
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jerubbaai
Jerubba´ai, or Jerub´ba-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.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Jerubbaal
JERUBBA´AL (jer-ub-bāʹal; “Baal will contend”). A surname given by his father to Gideon, the judge of Israel, because he destroyed the altar of Baal (Judg. 6:32; 7:1; 8:29, 35; 9:1–2, 5, 16, 19, 24, 28, 57; 1 Sam. 12:11).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Jerubbaal
Jerubbaalcontender 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 Sam. 12:11).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Jerubbaal
JERUBBAAL [jer uh BAY uhl] (let Baal plead) — a name given to Gideon, one of the judges of Israel, by his father after Gideon destroyed the altar of Baal at Ophrah (Judg. 6:32).
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