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Headword: *(ieroba/al
Adler number: iota,171
Translated headword: Hierobaal, Jerobaal, Jerubbaal
Vetting Status: high
Gideon was so called because he threw down [katabalein] the shrine [hieron] of Baal.[1]
Greek Original:
*(ieroba/al: ou(/tws e)kalei=to o( *gedew\n dia\ to\ katabalei=n to\ i(ero\n tou= *ba/al.
An attempt at a Greek etymology for the name; also in ps.-Zonaras. English versions use the form Jerubbaal, which is closer to the Hebrew form ירבעל.
[1] See Judges 6:32 LXX (web address 1). For Gideon see generally gamma 98, gamma 99.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: aetiology; biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; history; religion
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 13 May 2001@21:59:19.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 21 October 2002@17:33:27.
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Raphael Finkel (Added Hebrew) on 31 October 2002@12:00:45.
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Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 11 July 2011@12:04:11.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 12 July 2011@03:03:00.
David Whitehead on 9 January 2013@08:24:25.
David Whitehead (coding) on 26 April 2016@04:47:39.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 4 January 2019@02:06:03.


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