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Gaal

Gaal [N] [H] [S]

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.

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
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[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Gaal". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Gaal [N] [E] [S]

contempt; abomination
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
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Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Gaal'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Gaal [N] [E] [H]

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


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Gaal'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

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 (Judges 9:26-45).

See also ABIMELECH.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'GAAL'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.