|Overview - Judges 9|
|1||Abimelech by conspiracy with the Shechemites, and murder of his brethren, is made king.|
|7||Jotham by a parable rebukes them, and foretells their ruin.|
|22||Gaal conspires with the Shechemites against him.|
|30||Zebul reveals it.|
|34||Abimelech overcomes them, and sows the city with salt.|
|46||He burns the hold of the god Berith.|
|50||At Thebez he is slain by a piece of a millstone.|
|56||Jotham's curse if fulfilled.|
Judges 9:35 (King James Version)
And Gaal the son of Ebed went out, and stood in the entering of the gate of the city: and Abimelech rose up, and the people that were with him, from lying in wait.
- Of this person we know no more than is here recorded. He was probably one of the descendants of the Canaanites, who hoped, from the state of the public mind and their disaffection to Abimelech, to cause a revolution, and thus to restore the ancient government as it was under Hamor, the father of Shechem. Josephus says he was a man of authority, who sojourned with them, with his armed men and kinsmen; and that the Shechemites desired that he would allow them a guard during the vintage.
- the people