Ebed (father of Gaal)
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A man whose son staged an insurrection against Abimelech, son of Gideon (Judg 9:26, 28; 9:30–31, 35).
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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
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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
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