What does Jerubbaal mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
יְרֻבַּ֣עַל name given to Gideon by his father when he destroyed the altar of Baal. 3
יְרֻבַּ֥עַל name given to Gideon by his father when he destroyed the altar of Baal. 2
יְרֻבַּ֛עַל name given to Gideon by his father when he destroyed the altar of Baal. 2
יְרֻבַּ֜עַל name given to Gideon by his father when he destroyed the altar of Baal. 1
יְרֻבַּ֖עַל name given to Gideon by his father when he destroyed the altar of Baal. 1
יְרֻבַּ֙עַל֙ name given to Gideon by his father when he destroyed the altar of Baal. 1
יְרֻבַּ֔עַל name given to Gideon by his father when he destroyed the altar of Baal. 1
יְרֻבָּ֑עַל name given to Gideon by his father when he destroyed the altar of Baal. 1
؟ יְרֻבַּ֖עַל name given to Gideon by his father when he destroyed the altar of Baal. 1
יְרֻבָּֽעַל name given to Gideon by his father when he destroyed the altar of Baal. 1

Definitions Related to Jerubbaal


   1 name given to Gideon by his father when he destroyed the altar of Baal.
   Additional Information: Jerubbaal = “let Baal contend”.

Frequency of Jerubbaal (original languages)

Frequency of Jerubbaal (English)


Holman Bible Dictionary - Jerubbaal
. (jehr uhb bay' uhl) Personal name meaning, “Baal judges.” Another name for Gideon (Judges 6:32 ). See Gideon .
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Jerubbaal
Name, signifying 'Let Baal plead,' given to GIDEON,q.v.
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Jerubbaal
He that defends Baal
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Jerubbaal
JERUBBAAL . A name given to Gideon ( Judges 6:32 ; Judges 7:1 ; Judges 8:29 ; Judges 8:35 ; Judges 9:1-2 ; Judges 9:5 ; Judges 9:16 ; Judges 9:19 ; Judges 9:24 ; Judges 9:28 ; Judges 9:57 ). It is = ‘Baal strives,’ Baal being a name for J″ [1] , as in Ishbaal, Meribbaal ; it cannot = ‘one who strives with Baal,’ as Judges 6:32 would suggest. This name was altered to Jerubbesheth ( besheth = ‘shame’) when Baal could no longer be used of J″ [1] without offence ( 2 Samuel 11:21 ); cf. Ishbosheth, Mephibosheth .
Chabad Knowledge Base - Jerubbaal
Alternative name for Gideon.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Jerubbaal
One of the names of Gideon: he was so called for destroying the grove of that idol Baal-Jerub, meaning, that he destroys. (See Judges 6:1-40.) This man was evidently led on by the Spirit of the Lord; and his history affords very striking testimonies in the Scripture referred to, and also in the following chapter (Judges 7:1-25. Alas! what is the best of men, if for a moment acting without the influence of grace!
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Jerubbaal
Let Baal plead, Judges 6:31,32 . See GIDEON.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Gideon or Jerubbaal
Of the tribe of Manasseh, a valiant and prudent judge of Israel, particularly the eastern and northern tribes, B. C. 1249 to 1209. He resided in Ophrah, east of the Jordan, a region often ravaged in harvest-time by the wandering tribes on its eastern border. Being called of God to deliver his people, and encouraged by signs from heaven, he defeated the Midiantites, and caused Israel to dwell in safety for many years. In punishing the refractory cities Succoth and Penuel, and the fratricides Zeba and Zalmunna- in soothing the jealousy of the Ephraimites, and in declining the crown offered him by the Jews, he evinced those qualities which made him a successful judge. In the matter of the golden ephod, however, he fell into a sin and a snare; for this memorial of the wonders God had wrought became ere long an object of idolatrous veneration, Judges 8:35 1 Samuel 12:11 Hebrews 11:32 .
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Jerubbaal
Contender with Baal; or, let Baal plead, a surname of Gideon; a name given to him because he destroyed the altar of Baal (Judges 6:32 ; 7:1 ; 8:29 ; 1 Samuel 12:11 ).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Jerubbaal
(See GIDEON.) Judges 6:32 translated, "they (not Joash, but one, for the townsmen generally) called him Jeroboam, saying, Let Baal fight against him, because he hath thrown down his altar." They took up Joash's words: "he that will fight for Baal (seeking to put to death the destroyer of his altar) shall be put to death (himself; let us wait) TILL morning (to see, will Baal avenge his own wrong); let Baal fight for himself." When Baal did Gideon, no harm the title Jerub-Baal, the" Baal fighter," became an honourable one. Besheth, "shame," is substituted for the idol in Jerubbesheth (to comply literally with Exodus 23:13; 2 Samuel 11:21), as in Ishbosheth for Eshbaal (2 Samuel 2:8 ff; 1 Chronicles 8:33; 1 Chronicles 9:39). Philo of Bybhs, in his revision of Sanehoniatho, calls him Hierombal, priest of Jeue, or Jahve, or Jehovah.

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Gideon - See Jerubbaal...
Jerubbesheth - See Jerubbaal
Gideon - Also known as Jerubbaal
Jerubbesheth - ” A deliberate scribal corruption of the name Jerubbaal (2 Samuel 11:21 ), replacing the name of the Canaanite deity Baal with a form of the Hebrew word for “shame
Bedan - In 1 Samuel 12:11 the name of this judge stands between Jerubbaal, or Gideon, and Jephthah, but probably it is a copyist's error for Barak
be'Dan -
Mentioned in (1 Samuel 12:11 ) as a judge of Israel between Jerubbaal (Gideon) and Jephthah
Bedan - Mentioned with Jerubbaal, Jephthah, and Samuel as one of the deliverers of Israel ( 1 Samuel 12:11 )
Gideon - the son of Joash, of the tribe of Manasseh; the same with Jerubbaal, the seventh judge of Israel
Jerubbaal - Jerubbaal
Betharbel - Jerubbaal (Judges 8)
Jotham (1) - The youngest son of Jerubbaal, who, by hiding himself, escaped the massacre of his brethren by Abimelech ( Judges 9:5 )
Jareb - As in Judges 6:32, Jerub in Jerubbaal means "let Baal plead
Baal (2) - ...
So strong was Israelite orthodox feeling against the name, that they altered names in which it occurred: Jerubbaal into Jerubbesheth, Merib-baal into Mephibosheth: compare Hosea 2:16
Gideon - Called also Jerubbaal (Judges 6:29,32 ), was the first of the judges whose history is circumstantially narrated (Judges 6-8 ). They again forgot Jehovah, and turned to the worship of Baalim, "neither shewed they kindness to the house of Jerubbaal" (Judges 8:35 )
Bedan - A judge of Israel between Jerubbaal and Jephthah, in 1 Samuel 12:11
Ishbosheth - The same variation meets us in the name of Jonathan’s son Mephibosheth or Meribbaal and in the case of Jerubbaal or Jerubbesheth ; similarly, we have Beeliada and Eliada
Gideon - He was also called Jerubbaal and was the son of Joash of the tribe of Manasseh
Gaal - At the feast Gaal said, "Who is Abimelech and who is Shechem that we should serve him? is not he son of Jerubbaal?" i
Baal (1) - also Meribbaal ( 1 Chronicles 9:40 ), Beeliada ( 1 Chronicles 14:7 ), Jerubbaal ( Judges 8:35 )
Baal - Of the extent to which the worship of this idol was domesticated among the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, we have an evidence in the proper names of persons; as, among the former, Ethbaal, Jerubbaal; and among the latter, Hannibal, Asdrubal, etc
Gideon - The men of the city desired his death, but his father protected him, saying, Let Baal plead for himself, and symbolically named Gideon Jerubbaal, 'Let Baal plead
Mephibosheth - (See ISHBOSHETH; Jerubbaal
Baal (1) - ...
Baal worship prevailed much in Israel, except during Gideon's judgeship (hence called Jerubbaal, "let Baal plead"), up to Samuel's time (Judges 2:10-13; Judges 6:26-32; Judges 8:33; Judges 10:6-10)
Gideon - " So Gideon got the surname "Jerubbaal," "Let Baal fight," i. ...
But his unambitious spirit is praiseworthy; he, the great Baal fighter, "Jerubbaal," instead of ambitiously accepting the crown, "went and dwelt in his own house" quietly, and died "in a good old age," having secured for his country "quietness" for 40 years, leaving, besides 70 sons by wives, a son by a concubine, Abimelech, doomed to be by ambition as great a curse to his country as his father was in the main a blessing
Gideon - Gideon has also the names of Jerubbaal ( Judges 6:32 ) and Jerubbesheth ( 2 Samuel 11:21 )
Sanhedrin - , Leviticus 24:12); and speak of its existence under Joshua, Jabez, Jerubbaal, Boaz, Jephthah, Samuel, David, and Solomon, and until the time of the captivity by Nebuchadnezzar (Bâbâ bathrâ, 121b; Yômâ, 80a; Mak
Judges (1) - 9, the story of Abimelech, is one of the oldest portions of the book, and contains for the most part genuine history; it gives an instructive glimpse of the relations between Canaanites and Israelites now brought side by side; ‘the Canaanite town Shechem, subject to Jerubbaal of Ophrah; his balf-Canaanite son Abimelech, who naturally belongs to his mother’s people; the successful appeal to blood, which is “thicker than water,” by which he becomes king of Shechem, ruling over the neighbouring Israelites also; the interloper Gaal, and his kinsmen, who settle in Shechem and Instigate insurrection against Abimelech by skilfully appealing to the pride of the Shechemite aristocracy all help us better than anything else in the book to realize the situation in this period’ (Moore)