Jerubb'aal (Heb. Yerubba'al, ירֻבִּעִל, 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 (Jg 6:32; Jg 7:1; Jg 8:29,35; Jg 9:1-2,5,16,19,24,28,57; 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.

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