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So on that day he named him Jerub-Baal, saying, “Let Baal contend against him because he has broken down his altar.” Bible

“he named him.” That is, Joash named Gideon.

“Jerub-Baal.” The name is ambiguous and Baal could be the subject or object of the verb, and thus “Jerub-Baal” could mean “Baal contends against,” but also perhaps “Contender against Baal” since Gideon broke down the altar of Baal.


Commentary for: Judges 6:32