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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 (Jdg 6:32). For this name the form "Jerubbesheth" (2 Sam 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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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Definition for 'JERUBBAAL'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". bible-history.com - ISBE; 1915.

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