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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Baal Gad

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A Canaanite sanctuary of Baal, as "the lord of fortune." The N.W. limit of Joshua's victories, as Hamath was the N.E. limit (Joshua 11:17; Joshua 12:7; Joshua 13:5). "Under mount Hermon, in the valley of Lebanon," still retaining the Hebrew name for "the valley," 'el buka , between Lebanon and Antilebanon. Probably now Banias, at the fountain which is one of the Jordan's sources, formerly a sanctuary of Pan. Baalbek ("the city of the sun") is situated too far N. at the lowest declivity of Antilibanus to be identified with Baal.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Baal Gad'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/b/baal-gad.html. 1949.

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