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Baal-Hermon (בַּעַל חֶרְמוֹן) is a biblical geographical locale of uncertain boundaries in northern Israel or southern Lebanon, perhaps on Mount Hermon. The area is mentioned in the Book of Judges (Judges 3:3) as not being involved in the invasion of Canaan by the Israelites. It is also mentioned in and 1 Chronicles (1 Chronicles 5:23) as an area occupied by the tribe of Manasseh.[1]

The name Baal-Hermon is suggested to have also been the name of the leader of the tribe of the area. "Baal" means "Lord", in this case of a region known as "Hermon".[2]


  1. ^ Geoffrey W. Bromiley (13 February 1995). International Standard Bible Encyclopedia: A-D. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. pp. 378–. ISBN 978-0-8028-3781-3. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  2. ^ G. Maspero (1 March 2003). History of Egypt. Kessinger Publishing. pp. 226–. ISBN 978-0-7661-3506-2. Retrieved 23 September 2012.