Jerub'besheth (Heb. Yerubbe'sheth, ירֻבֶּשָׁת, countender with the shame, i.e. idol; compare ISHBOSHETH; Sept. Ι᾿εροβάαλ), a surname (probably to avoid mentioning the name of a false god, Ex 23:13) of GIDEON SEE GIDEON (q.v.), the Israelitish judge, acquired on account of his contest with the idolatry of Baal (2Sa 11:21). SEE JERUBBAAL.