BAAL-GAD


BAAL-GAD
BAAL-GAD (Heb. בַּעַל גָּד), biblical locality below Mount Hermon that was apparently sacred to gad , the god of fortune. Perhaps the name of the locale means "Baal is fortune." Baal-Gad is described as the northernmost point conquered by Joshua (Josh. 11:17; 12:7) and, accordingly, the "land that yet remaineth" (i.e., that the tribes did not conquer), extends "… from Baal-Gad under Mount Hermon unto the entrance of Hamath" (Josh. 13:5) or, as in a parallel passage "… from Mount Baal-Hermon unto Lebo-Hamath" (Judg. 3:3). The exact location of Baal-Gad is not known, but the sources clearly indicate that it must be situated in the southern part of the Lebanon Valley, at the foot of Mount Hermon, not far from Dan. It has been proposed to identify it with Ḥaṣbayyā on the Ḥasbani River. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: Maisler (Mazar), in: BJPES, 12 (1946), 91ff.; Abel, Geog, 2 (1938), 258ff.; Aharoni, Land, index. ADD. BIBLIOGRAPHY: N.S. Ahituv, Joshua (1995), 214; Na'aman, in: DDD, 144. (Yohanan Aharoni)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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  • Baal-Gad — (a. Geogr.), Ort auf der WSeite des Hermon, im Lande Hamath auf der Grenze Palästinas …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Baal-gad — BAAL GAD, soll eine Gottheit der Syrer gewesen seyn, und vermuthlich die Sonne oder das Glück vorgestellet haben, wovon denn eine Stadt am Berge Hermon den Namen erhalten hat. Calm. bibl. Wörterb. 458 S. Es läßt sich aber nicht mit Zuverläßigkeit …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • BAAL-GAD — nomen montis sub monte Hermon. Ios. c. 11. v. 17. Latine dominus exercitûs …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Baal-gad — A place in ancient Israel, Baal Gad was a Canaanite town in the valley of Lebanon at the foot of Hermon, near the source of Jordan River. (Josh. 13:5; 11:17; 12:7) It was the most northern point to which Joshua s conquests extended. It probably… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 Chr. 5:23), near the source of the Jordan (Josh. 13:5; 11:17; 12:7). It was the most northern point to… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Baal-gad — noun A city noted for Baal worship, located at the most northern or northwestern point to which Joshuas victories extended …   Wiktionary

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  • GAD — (Heb. גָּד, fortune cf. Gen. 30:11), a deity of fortune, equivalent in function and meaning to the Greek Tyché and Latin Fortuna. In Isaiah 65:11 Gad is mentioned together with Meni as the beneficiary of a food offering: Who prepare a table for… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Baal (Gott) — Baal (hebr. בעל / Ba‘al, akkad. Bēlu(m), Bēl, ugarit., phöniz. pun. und amurr. Ba‘lu(m), Bal, samaritan. Bāl, aram. Be‘lu, ab der 19. Dynastie ägypt. B‘r, griech. Βηλος, in der LXX und bei Josephus Βααλ, lat. Belus, bei Hieronymus Baal, arab.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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