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Ebed (father of Gaal)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ebed, Father of Gaal
Ebed, Father of Gaal (עֶבֶד‎, eved). A man whose son staged an insurrection against Abimelech, son of Gideon (Judg 9:26, 28; 9:30–31, 35).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ebed (Person)
EBED (PERSON) [Heb ʿebed (עֶבֶד)]. The name of two individuals in the Hebrew Bible.1. The ancestor of GAAL (Judg 9:26, 28, 30, 31, 35). Gaal led the men of Shechem in an unsuccessful revolt against Abimelech. The MT renders the name Gaal ben-Ebed, although some Hebrew mss contain the variant spelling
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ebed
Ebed. 1. Gaal’s father (Jgs 9:26–35). Gaal led the men of Shechem in an unsuccessful revolt against Abimelech, judge of Israel.2. Adin’s descendant and son of Jonathan. Ebed was the head of a family that returned to Judah with Ezra after the exile (Ezr 8:6).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ebed
EBED1. Gaal’s father (Jgs 9:26–35). Gaal led the men of Shechem in an unsuccessful revolt against Abimelech, judge of Israel.2. Adin’s descendant and son of Jonathan. Ebed was the head of a family that returned to Judah with Ezra after the exile (Ezr 8:6).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ebed
Ebed (ee´bid; Heb., “servant”).1 The father of Gaal, the leader of a group who settled in Shechem and attempted an ill-fated rebellion against Abimelech (Judg. 9:26–45).2 The leader of Adin, a family group who returned from exile in Babylon with Ezra (Ezra 8:6).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ebed
EBED. Meaning servant, Heb. ˓ebed is an element of many compound names. The following may be shortened from ˓ebed-˒ēl, “servant of God,” or ˓ebed-yāh, “servant of Yahweh”:1. The father of Gaal who headed the rebellion against Abimelech at Shechem (Jdg 9:26–35).2. The leader of the clan of Adin, who
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ebed
Ebed (Heb. ʿeḇeḏ)1. The father of Gaal the adversary of Abimelech (Judg. 9:26–35).2. The son of Jonathan and head of the family of Adin who, accompanied by “50 males,” returned from exile with Ezra (Ezra 8:6).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ebed
E´bed (a servant). (Many MSS have Eber.)1. Father of Gaal, who with his brethren assisted the men of Shechem in their revolt against Abimelech. Judges 9:26, 28, 30, 31, 35. (b.c. 1206.)2. Son of Jonathan; one of the Bene-Adin who returned from Babylon with Ezra. Ezra 8:6.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ebed
E´BED (eʹbed; “servant”).1. The father of Gaal (which see), who headed the insurrection at Shechem against Abimelech (Judg. 9:26–35), about 1100 b.c.2. Son of Jonathan and head of the descendants of Adin, who returned (to the number of fifty males) from the captivity (Ezra 8:6), about 457 b.c.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Ebed
Ebedslave, the father of Gaal, in whom the men of Shechem “put confidence” in their conspiracy against Abimelech (Judg. 9:26, 26, 30, 31).
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Relatives
Gaal Son