Geographical. This word occurs as the prefix or suffix to the names of several places in Palestine, some of which are as follows:
BAAL-GAD (lord of fortune), used to denote the most northern, (Joshua 11:17; 12:7) or perhaps northwestern, (Joshua 13:5) point to which Joshua's victories extended. It was in all probability a Phoenician or Canaanite sanctuary of Baal under the aspect of Gad or Fortune.
* See other occurrences of the same term: Baal.
Main reference: Smith's Bible Dictionary (1860s)
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