This man was Jerubbaal, also named Gideon, of the tribe of Manasseh.
And Jerubbaal the son of Joash went and dwelt in his own house.
The conclusion, however, shows that Jerubbaal had only a local reputation.
By a rapid popular impulse Gideon is justified, and with the new name Jerubbaal he is acknowledged as a leader in Manasseh.
contender with Baal; or, let Baal plead, a surname of Gideon; a name given to him because he destroyed the altar of Baal (Judg. 6:32; 7:1; 8:29; 1 Sam. 12:11).