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Jerubbaal

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Palatka51, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. Palatka51

    Palatka51 New Member

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    Is this another name for Gideon?

    Does the name reference predicated Baal worship?
     
  2. Thinkingstuff

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    Yes and probably.


     
  3. Brandon C. Jones

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    Earlier in the story of Gideon, Judges 6:32, says that the name was given to him by others when after Gideon destroyed the sacred poles for Baal he drove off others and said that Baal should contend for himself if he wants to defend himself. Thus, he was given the name Jerubbaal, which is to say "Let Baal contend against him" because he pulled down Baal's altar.
     
  4. Palatka51

    Palatka51 New Member

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    Thanks that is great info. :thumbs:
     
  5. Dr. Bob

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    Enemies (and friends) give names that "stick". Y'rub ba'al was a GOOD name for Gideon, a title of honor.

    Find it not odd at all that the OT refers to "Daniel" rather than Belteshazzar (his bablylonian pagan name used a few times). But then, in the same story, it refers to 3 of his compatriots as Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego - all pagan names - instead of Hananiah, Azariah and Mishael their real Hebrew names.

    No consistency with names in the OT. I am preaching on Jonadab ben Recav, who is also called Johanadab just to confuse readers!

    Buy hey, you can call me Robert, Robt, Bob, RE or a host of other names, and I won't be late to dinner . . . ;)
     
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