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Baal-gad meaning

בעל־גד
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🔼The name Baal-gad in the Bible

Baal-gad is the name of a city situated in the valley of Lebanon, at the foot of mount Hermon (Joshua 11:17). At some point in the conquest of Canaan, Joshua and the army of Israel conquered Baal-gad and captured its king at executed him.

🔼Etymology of the name Baal-gad

The name Baal-gad obviously consists of two elements. The first part is the familiar word בעל (ba'al), Baal, meaning lord or master:

The second part of our name is the same as that of Gad, the seventh son of Jacob. That name comes from the verb גדד (gadad), meaning to cut or invade:

🔼Baal-gad meaning

For a meaning of the name Baal-gad, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Lord Of Good Fortune, and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes the similar Lord Of Fortune.

BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't translate this name but says: "a place where Baal was worshipped as Gad, the god of fortune..".

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