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