|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 9:36 (King James Version)
And when Gaal saw the people, he said to Zebul, Behold, there come people down from the top of the mountains. And Zebul said unto him, Thou seest the shadow of the mountains as if they were men.
- seest the shadow
- Doubdan states, that in some parts of the Holy Land there are many detached rocks scattered up and down, some growing out of the ground, and others fragments broken off from rocky precipices, the shadow of which, it appears, Josephus thought might be most naturally imagined to look like troops of men at a distance, rather than that of the mountains; for he represents Zebul as saying to Gaal, that he mistook the shadow of the rocks for men.
- Ezekiel 7:7 ; Mark 8:24