Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible 
Jerubbaal . A name given to Gideon ( Judges 6:32; Judges 7:1; Judges 8:29; Judges 8:35; Judges 9:1-2; Judges 9:5; Judges 9:16; Judges 9:19; Judges 9:24; Judges 9:28; Judges 9:57 ). It is = ‘Baal strives,’ Baal being a name for Jâ€³ [Note: Jahweh.] , as in Ishbaal, Meribbaal ; it cannot = ‘one who strives with Baal,’ as Judges 6:32 would suggest. This name was altered to Jerubbesheth ( besheth = ‘shame’) when Baal could no longer be used of Jâ€³ [Note: Jahweh.] without offence ( 2 Samuel 11:21 ); cf. Ishbosheth, Mephibosheth .
Fausset's Bible Dictionary 
(See Gideon .) Judges 6:32 translated, "they (Not Joash, But One, For The Townsmen Generally) called him Jeroboam, saying, Let Baal fight against him, because he hath thrown down his altar." They took up Joash's words: "he that will fight for Baal (seeking to put to death the destroyer of his altar) shall be put to death (himself; let us wait) TILL morning (to see, will Baal avenge his own wrong); let Baal fight for himself." When Baal did Gideon, no harm the title Jerub-Baal, the" Baal fighter," became an honourable one. Besheth, "shame," is substituted for the idol in Jerubbesheth (to comply literally with Exodus 23:13; 2 Samuel 11:21), as in Ishbosheth for Eshbaal ( 2 Samuel 2:8 ff; 1 Chronicles 8:33; 1 Chronicles 9:39). Philo of Bybhs, in his revision of Sanehoniatho, calls him Hierombal, priest of Jeue, or Jahve, or Jehovah.
Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary 
One of the names of Gideon: he was so called for destroying the grove of that idol Baal-Jerub, meaning, that he destroys. (See Judges 6:1-40.) This man was evidently led on by the Spirit of the Lord; and his history affords very striking testimonies in the Scripture referred to, and also in the following chapter ( Judges 7:1-25. Alas! what is the best of men, if for a moment acting without the influence of grace!
Smith's Bible Dictionary 
Jerubba'al or Jerub'ba-al . (Contender With Baal). The surname of Gideon , which he acquired in consequence of destroying the altar of Baal, when his father defended him , from the vengeance of the Abiezrites. Judges 6:32.
Easton's Bible Dictionary 
Judges 6:32 7:1 8:29 1 Samuel 12:11
Holman Bible Dictionary 
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary 
Let Baal plead, Judges 6:31,32 . See GIDEON.
Morrish Bible Dictionary 
Name, signifying 'Let Baal plead,' given to GIDEON, q.v.
Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature 
(Heb. Yerubba'al, יְרֻבִּעִל , Contender with Baal; comp. ISHBAAL; Sept. Ι᾿Εροβάαλ ), a surname of GIDEON (See Gideon) (q.v.), the judge of Israel, given him in consequence of his overthrow of the idol ( Judges 6:32; Judges 7:1; Judges 8:29; Judges 8:35; Judges 9:1-2; Judges 9:5; Judges 9:16; Judges 9:19; Judges 9:24; Judges 9:28; Judges 9:57; 2 Samuel 12:11). "The name Jerubbaal appears in the Graecized form of Hierombal ( ῾Ιερόμβαλος ) in a fragment of Philo-Byblius preserved by Eusebius ( Proep. Evang. 1 , 9); but the identity of name does not authorize us to conclude that it is Gideon who is there referred to. In the Palmyrene inscriptions, Ι᾿Αρίβολος appears as the name of a deity (Gesenius, Monun. Pheon. p. 229; Movers, Phonicier, 1 , 434)." Josephus omits all reference to the incident ( Ant. 5 , 6). (See Jerubbesheth).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia 
jer - u - bā´al , jē̇ - rub´ā̇ - al ( ירבּעל , yerubba‛al , "let Baal contend"): The name given to Gideon by his father, Joash, and the people in recognition of his destruction of the altar of Baal at Ophrah ( Judges 6:32 ). For this name the form "Jerubbesheth" ( 2 Samuel 1:21 ) was substituted after the analogy of "Ishbosheth" and "Mephibosheth," in which bōsheth , the Hebrew word for "shame," displaced the word bȧ‛al , no doubt because the name resembled one given in honor of Baal. See Gideon .
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- Jerubbaal from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
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