Easton's Bible Dictionary
loathing, The son of Ebed, in whom the Shechemites "placed
their confidence" when they became discontented with Abimelech. He headed the
revolution, and led out the men of Shechem against Abimelech; but was defeated,
and fled to his own home (Judges
9:26 - 46
). We hear no more of him after this battle.
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
Smith's Bible Dictionary
son of Ebed, aided the Shechemites in their rebellion against Abimelech. ( Judges
9:1 ) ... (B.C. 1206.)
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ga'-al (ga'al, "rejection," or "loathing"; according
to Wellhausen, "beetle," HPN, 110):
A man of whose antecedents nothing is known, except that his father's name was
Ebed. He undertook to foment and lead a rebellion on the part of the inhabitants
of Shechem against Abimelech, son of Gideon, and his rebellion failed (Judges
9:26 - 45).
See also ABIMELECH.
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