A place in ancient Israel, Baal-Gad was a Canaanite town in the valley of Lebanon at the foot of Hermon, near the source of Jordan River. (Josh. 13:5; 11:17; 12:7) It was the most northern point to which Joshua's conquests extended. It probably derived its name from the worship of Baal. Its exact location is uncertain, but it is generally considered to be Hasbaya in Wadi et-Teim or a site nearby, which might possibly be the site of modern day hebbariyeh (qadaa of hasbaya), known for its baal-gad roman temple.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Easton, Matthew George (1897). "Baal-gad". Easton's Bible Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons.
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