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Abimelech rules in Shechem
Gideon’s son Abimelech gathered followers in Shechem, killed most of Gideon’s other sons in Ophrah and was crowned king.
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Jdg 9:1–6

And Abimelech son of Jerub-Baal went to Shechem, to the relatives of his mother, and he said to them and to the house of his mother’s father, “Speak to the lords of Shechem, ‘What is better for you, that seventy men all from the sons of Jerub-Baal rule over …