The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jerubbesheth (Person)
JERUBBESHETH (PERSON) [Heb yĕrubbešet (יְרֻבֶּשֶׁת)]. Var. JERUBBAAL. The father of Abimelech (2 Sam 11:21). A variant form, Jerubbaal, is mentioned in Judg 9:1. This variant form of the name replaces the reference to Baal, the Canaanite deity, found within the name, with Besheth, a form of the Hebrew
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jerubbesheth. Variation of the name Jerubbaal, meaning “let Baal contend” (Jgs 6:32), ascribed to Gideon for his daring feat of destroying his father’s altar to Baal. Because of Israel’s abhorrence of Baal, the author of 2 Samuel subsequently altered Gideon’s cognomen Jerubbaal to Jerubbesheth, meaning
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jerubbesheth jer-ub-bēśheth, jə-rubʹə-sheth [Heb. yerubbāšeṯ—‘let shame contend’]. It is found once (2 S. 11:21) for Jerubbaal.The Hebrew word bōšeṯ, “shameful thing,” was substituted by later editors of the text for baʿal, “lord,” in the text of Jer. 3:24; Hos. 9:10; in 2 S. 2:8, etc., we
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jerubbesheth (Heb. yĕrubbešeṯ)A substitute form of the name Jerubbaal (2 Sam. 11:21; “let shame contend” or “multiply”), devised to avoid pronunciation of the Baal element.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jerubbesheth [jə rŭbˊə shĕth] (Heb. yerubbāšeṯ “let shame contend” or “multiply”).† A substitute form of the name Jerubbaal (2 Sam. 11:21), devised to avoid pronunciation of the Baal element.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
JERUBBE´SHETH (jer-ub-beʹsheth; “contender with shame,” i.e., “idol”). A name for Jerubbaal in which Baal is branded bōshet (beshet), the Heb. word for “shame.” This epithet of Gideon (2 Sam. 11:21) was given to avoid pronouncing the name of the false god Baal.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Jerubbeshethcontender with the shame; i.e., idol, a surname also of Gideon (2 Sam. 11:21).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
JERUBBESHETH [juh RUHB uh sheth] (let “shame” plead) — a name given to Jerubbaal (or Gideon) by those who wanted to avoid pronouncing the name of Baal, who was associated with the shameful idol worship of the Canaanites (2 Sam. 11:21).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JERUBBESHETH<jer-ub-be’-sheth>, <je-rub’-e-sheth> ([יְרֻבֶּשֶׁת‎, yerubbesheth], see JERUBBAAL, for meaning): It is found once (2 Sam 11:21) for JERUBBAAL.The word [בּשֶׁת‎, bosheth], “shameful thing,” was substituted by later editors of the text for [בַּעַל‎, bàal], “lord,” in the text of
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Jerubbesheth [Jur-uhb-beh-sheth](Hebrew origin: The shame will contend)(2 Samuel 11:21). 12th century b.c. The name Jerubbesheth in this verse replaces Jerubbaal, the name given to Gideon, after he had destroyed his father’s altar to Baal and cut down the sacred grove next to it. (Please see the entry
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