Baal-berith

Baal-berith bā´əl-bē´rĭth [key] [Heb.,=Lord of the covenant], local god of Shechem mentioned in the Book of Judges. It has been suggested that the Israelites and local inhabitants of Shechem ratified a covenant there in the temple of Baal.

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