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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Covenant lord, the name of the god worshipped in Shechem after the death of Gideon (Judges 8:33
). In 9:46 he is called simply "the god Berith." The name denotes the god of the covenant into which the Israelites entered with the Canaanites, contrary to the command of Jehovah (Exodus 34:12
), when they began to fall away to the worship of idols.
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Baal-Berith'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/b/baal-berith.html. 1897.