("Baal, the fortune-bringer".) The planet Jupiter (Isaiah 65:11 margin); "Gad" is the Babylonian god of fortune, Bel. The Arabs called it the "greater good fortune"; and "Meni," the planet Venus, corresponds to "the lesser good fortune." The city (Joshua 11:17) bears the same name.
These dictionary topics are from Fausset Bible Dictionary, 1949. Public Domain.