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El-Berith

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(el-behr' ihth) Name of god meaning, “god of the covenant.” A god worshiped in a temple at Shechem. It had a stronghold or citadel guarding it. There the citizens of Shechem sought protection when Abimelech attacked them, but Abimelech set the citadel on fire (Judges 9:46-49 ). KJV translates “god Berith.” See Baal-berith; Shechem .

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'El-Berith'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​e/el-berith.html. 1991.
 
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