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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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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'el-Berith'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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