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Lexicon :: Strong's H1603 - gaʿal

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

גַּעַל Gaʻal, gah'-al; from H1602; loathing; Gaal, an Israelite:—Gaal.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 9x

The KJV translates Strong's H1603 in the following manner: Gaal (9x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 9x
The KJV translates Strong's H1603 in the following manner: Gaal (9x).
  1. Gaal = "loathing"

    1. son of Eved who aided the Shechemites in their rebellion against Abimelech

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גַּעַל Gaʻal, gah'-al; from H1602; loathing; Gaal, an Israelite:—Gaal.
גַּ֫עַל proper name, masculine apparently a Canaanite, son of עֶבֶד (but compare VB) Judges 9:26, 28, 30, 31, 35, 36, 37, 39, 41.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1603 matches the Hebrew גַּעַל (gaʿal),
which occurs 9 times in 9 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:26 - Now Gaal H1603 the son of Ebed came with his [fn]relatives, and crossed over into Shechem; and the men of Shechem put their trust in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:28 - Then Gaal H1603 the son of Ebed said, “Who is Abimelech, and who is Shechem, that we should serve him? Is he not the son of Jerubbaal, and is Zebul not his [fn]lieutenant? Serve the men of Hamor the father of Shechem; but why should we serve him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:30 - When Zebul the ruler of the city heard the words of Gaal H1603 the son of Ebed, his anger burned.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:31 - He sent messengers to Abimelech [fn]deceitfully, saying, “Behold, Gaal H1603 the son of Ebed and his [fn]relatives have come to Shechem; and behold, they are [fn]stirring up the city against you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:35 - Now Gaal H1603 the son of Ebed went out and stood in the entrance of the city gate; and Abimelech and the people who were with him arose from the ambush.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:36 - When Gaal H1603 saw the people, he said to Zebul,[fn]Look, people are coming down from the tops of the mountains.” But Zebul said to him, “You are seeing the shadow of the mountains as if they were men.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:37 - Gaal H1603 spoke again and said, “Behold, people are coming down from the [fn]highest part of the land, and one [fn]company comes by the way of [fn]the diviners’ [fn]oak.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:39 - So Gaal H1603 went out before the leaders of Shechem and fought with Abimelech.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:41 - Then Abimelech remained at Arumah, but Zebul drove out Gaal H1603 and his [fn]relatives so that they could not remain in Shechem.

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