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Gur-baal meaning

גור־בעל
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🔼The name Gur-baal in the Bible

The name Gur-baal occurs only once in the Bible. It's the name of an Arabian town that apparently gave king Uzziah of Judah trouble. In a paragraph devoted to the victories of king Uzziah it reads that God helped him against the Philistines and against the Arabians who lived in Gur-baal, en the Meunites (2 Chronicles 26:7).

🔼Etymology of the name Gur-baal

The name Gur-baal obviously consists of two elements. The first part is the same as the name Gur, and comes from the following word group:

The second part of our name is most likely a reference to the Canaanite deity Baal, and comes from the verb בעל (ba'al), meaning to rule over:

🔼Gur-baal meaning

For a meaning of the name Gur-baal, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Sojourn Of Baal. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Sojourning Of Baal. And BDB Theological Dictionary proposes Dwelling Of Baal.

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