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Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Baal Gad
A Canaanite sanctuary of Baal, as "the lord of fortune." The N.W. limit of Joshua's victories, as Hamath was the N.E. limit (Joshua 11:17; Joshua 12:7; Joshua 13:5). "Under mount Hermon, in the valley of Lebanon," still retaining the Hebrew name for "the valley," 'el buka , between Lebanon and Antilebanon. Probably now Banias, at the fountain which is one of the Jordan's sources, formerly a sanctuary of Pan. Baalbek ("the city of the sun") is situated too far N. at the lowest declivity of Antilibanus to be identified with Baal.

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Baal-gad
Lord of fortune, or troop of Baal, a Canaanite city in the valley of Lebanon at the foot of Hermon, hence called Baal-hermon (Judge 3:3; 1 Chronicles 5:23 ), near the source of the Jordan (Joshua 13:5 ; 11:17 ; 12:7 ). It was the most northern point to which Joshua's conquests extended. It probably derived its name from the worship of Baal. Its modern representative is Banias. Some have supposed it to be the same as Baalbec.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Baal-gad
(bay' uhl-gad) Place name meaning, “Baal of Gad” or “lord of Gad.” Town representing northern limit of Joshua's conquests (Joshua 11:17 ) in Valley of Lebanon at foot of Mount Hermon. It has been variously located at modern Hasbeya and at Baalbek, over 50 miles east of Beirut where imposing ruins of Greek and Roman worship remain.



Hitchcock's Bible Names - Baal-gad
Idol of fortune or felicity
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Baal-gad
This was another of the heathen idols, and as we learn from the book of Joshua, (Joshua 11:17) was set up in the valley of Lebanon.. Gad means fortune; so that Baal-gad means a lord of fortune.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Baal-gad'
A city in the valley of Lebanon at the foot of Hermon; the northernmost point, to which the wars of Joshua reached, Joshua 11:17 ; 12:7 ; 13:5 . It was perhaps the same as Baal-Hermon. Some have supposed it was Baalbek; but this lay further north.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Baal-gad
BAAL-GAD (? ‘Baal of fortune’). A place under Hermon, in the valley of Lebanon, referred to only as the northern limit of the country conquered by Joshua ( Joshua 11:17 ; Joshua 12:7 ; Joshua 13:5 ). Various identifications have been suggested, all uncertain. Perhaps Banias is the most probable. See Cæsarea Philippi.

R. A. S. Macalister.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Baal Gad
A Canaanite sanctuary of Baal, as "the lord of fortune." The N.W. limit of Joshua's victories, as Hamath was the N.E. limit (Joshua 11:17; Joshua 12:7; Joshua 13:5). "Under mount Hermon, in the valley of Lebanon," still retaining the Hebrew name for "the valley," 'el buka , between Lebanon and Antilebanon. Probably now Banias, at the fountain which is one of the Jordan's sources, formerly a sanctuary of Pan. Baalbek ("the city of the sun") is situated too far N. at the lowest declivity of Antilibanus to be identified with Baal.

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Baalhermon - Town or mount in connection with Mount Hermon: there was probably a shrine of Baal there: see Baal-gad
Baal-Gad - Gad means fortune; so that Baal-gad means a lord of fortune
Baal-Hermon - Probably identical with Baal-gad (Joshua 11:17 )
Baal-Hamon - It has been supposed to be identical with Baal-gad, and also with Hammon in the tribe of Asher (Joshua 19:28 )
Baal-Gad - Baal-gad (? ‘Baal of fortune’)
Baal-Hermon - Some would equate it with Baal-gad
Baalbec - , "the city of the sun", because of its famous Temple of the Sun, has by some been supposed to be Solomon's "house of the forest of Lebanon" (1 Kings 7:2 ; 10:17 ; 2 Chronicles 9:16 ); by others it is identified with Baal-gad (q
Caesare'a Philip'pi - Caesarea Philippi has no Old Testament history, though it has been not unreasonably identified with Baal-gad
c Sarea-Philippi - It was the northern limit of our Lord's journeys, Matthew 16:13; Mark 8:27, and was probably Baal-gad of Old Testament history
Aphek - slopes of Lebanon; mentioned in company with Baal-gad, the other northern sanctuary
Caesara Philippi - According to some its original name was Baal-gad ( Joshua 11:17 ), or Baal-Hermon (Judges 3:3 ; 1 Chronicles 5:23 ), when it was a Canaanite sanctuary of Baal
Gad - Syrian god known from inscriptions from Phoenicia and Palmyra and used in biblical names such as Baal-gad (Joshua 11:17 ) and Migdal-gad (Joshua 15:37 )
Gad - There was a Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon
Baal (1) - Baal-gad, Baalath-beer , and other compounds of this word)
Baal - The noun appears in a number of compound forms which are proper names for locations where Canaanite deities were worshiped, such as Baal-peor (Numbers 25:5 ; Deuteronomy 4:3 ; Psalm 106:28 ; Hosea 9:10 ), Baal-hermon (Judges 3:3 ; 1 Chronicles 5:23 ), and Baal-gad (Joshua 11:17 ; Joshua 12:7 ; Joshua 13:5 )
Caesarea Philippi - The Canaanite god Baal-gad, the god of good fortune, was worshiped here in Old Testament times
Baal - Baal-gad (bâ'al-găd), lord of fortune, used to denote the most northern, Joshua 11:17; Joshua 12:7, or perhaps northwestern, 13:6, point to which Joshua's victories extended
Baal -
Gad - A god whose name appears in Genesis 30:11 (‘by the help of Gad’; so in Genesis 30:13 ‘by the help of Asherah’); in the place-names Baal-gad, and Migdal-gad ( Joshua 11:17 ; Joshua 12:7 ; Joshua 13:5 ; Joshua 15:37 ); and in the personal name Azgad ( Ezra 2:12 , Nehemiah 7:17 ; Nehemiah 10:15 )
Judea - Auranitis, or Ituraea, a mountainous and barren tract north of Batantaea, and bounded on the west by a branch of Mount Hermon, contained Bostra, or Bozra, about fifty miles east from the sea of Tiberias, bordering on Arabia Petraea, afterward enlarged by Trajan, and named Trajana Bostra; and Trachonitis, in 33 15' north latitude, between Hermon and Antilibanus, eastward from the sources of Jordan, and containing Baal-gad, Mispah, Paneas, or Caesarea Philippi, and AEnos, nearly twenty-five miles east of Panaeas, and as far south south-west of Damascus