|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
Covenant lord, the name of the god worshipped in Shechem after the death of Gideon (Judges 8:33; 9:4). In 9:46 he is called simply "the god Berith." The name denotes the god of the covenant into which the Israelites entered with the Canaanites, contrary to the command of Jehovah (Exodus 34:12), when they began to fall away to the worship of idols.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ba-al-be'-rith ba`al berith = ("Baal of the Covenant"): An idol worshipped by the Shechemites after Gideon's death (Judges 8:33), as protector and guardian of engagements. His temple is also referred to in Judges 9:4. See BAAL (1).
Baal-berith (2 Occurrences)
Judges 8:33 And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and played the harlot after the Baalim, and made Baal-berith their god. (ASV BBE JPS WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Judges 9:4 And they gave him threescore and ten pieces of silver out of the house of Baal-berith, wherewith Abimelech hired vain and light fellows, who followed him. (ASV BBE JPS WBS YLT NAS NIV)