Baal-gad


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Baal-gad

(bā`əl-găd`), in the Bible, place at the foot of Mt. Hermon. It represented the northern limit of Joshua's conquest. Gad apparently refers to a god of fortune.
References in classic literature ?
Over the way from us, and higher up the valley, we can discern, through the glasses, the faint outlines of the wonderful ruins of Baalbec, the supposed Baal-Gad of Scripture.
The place name Baal-gad can mean either "Baal is good fortune" (Na'aman 1999: 144) or "Gad is lord" (Noth [1928] 1966: 126 n.
Baal-Gad. In Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible, ed.
(13.) The element gad in the place name Baal-gad, the tribe Gad.