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HEBREW: 1603 leg Ga`al
NAVE: Gaal
EBD: Gaal
SMITH: GAAL
ISBE: GAAL
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Gaal

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Gaal: NET AVS NIV NRSV NASB TEV
son of Ebed; the enemy of Abimelech

contempt; abomination

Hebrew

Strongs #01603: leg Ga`al

Gaal = "loathing"

1) son of Eved who aided the Shechemites in their rebellion against
Abimelech

1603 Ga`al gah'-al

from 1602; loathing; Gaal, an Israelite:-Gaal.
see HEBREW for 01602

Gaal [EBD]

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 (Judg. 9:26-46). We hear no more of him after this battle.

Gaal [NAVE]

GAAL, conspires against and is defeated by Abimelech, Judg. 9:26-41.

GAAL [SMITH]

(contempt), son of Ebed, aided the Shechemites in their rebellion against Abimelech. (Judges 9:1) ... (B.C. 1206.)

GAAL [ISBE]

GAAL - 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 (Jdg 9:26-45).

See also ABIMELECH.




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