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Baal-Hermon בעל חרמון
(370 words)

I. Name

A location on the northern border of the allotments of the twelve tribes (Judg. 3.3; 1 Chr. 5.23). It seems that Baal should be construed as the name of a god, i.e., ‘Baal of Hermon’. Hermon is identical with Jebel esh-Sheikh, the southern peak of the Anti-Lebanon (Deut. 3.8; Deut. 4.48; Josh. 12.1, Josh. 5; Judg. 3.3; 1 Chr. 5.23). The place to which the toponym refers must be sought somewhere on its slopes.

II. Identity

In the list of people Yahweh left within the territory of Canaan appear “the Hivites who dwelt on Mo…

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Naʾaman, “Baal-Hermon בעל חרמון”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Baal_Hermon>

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