8:33 After Gideon died, the Israelites again prostituted themselves to the Baals. They made Baal-Berith 1 their god. 8:34 The Israelites did not remain true 2 to the Lord their God, who had delivered them from all the enemies who lived around them.
1 sn Baal-Berith was a local manifestation of the Canaanite storm god. The name means, ironically, “Baal of the covenant.” Israel’s covenant allegiance had indeed shifted.
2 tn Heb “remember.”