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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.
STRONGS H1603: Abbreviations
גַּ֫עַל proper name, masculine apparently a Canaanite, son of עֶבֶד (but compare VB) Judges 9:26, 28, 30, 31, 35, 36, 37, 39, 41.
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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 - One day Gaal son of Ebed moved to Shechem with his brothers and gained the confidence of the leading citizens of Shechem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:28 - “Who is Abimelech?” Gaal shouted. “He’s not a true son of Shechem,[fn] so why should we be his servants? He’s merely the son of Gideon, and this Zebul is merely his deputy. Serve the true sons of Hamor, the founder of Shechem. Why should we serve Abimelech?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:30 - But when Zebul, the leader of the city, heard what Gaal was saying, he was furious.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:31 - He sent messengers to Abimelech in Arumah,[fn] telling him, “Gaal son of Ebed and his brothers have come to live in Shechem, and now they are inciting the city to rebel against you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:35 - Gaal was standing at the city gates when Abimelech and his army came out of hiding.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:36 - When Gaal saw them, he said to Zebul, “Look, there are people coming down from the hilltops!”
Zebul replied, “It’s just the shadows on the hills that look like men.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:37 - But again Gaal said, “No, people are coming down from the hills.[fn] And another group is coming down the road past the Diviners’ Oak.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:39 - So Gaal led the leading citizens of Shechem into battle against Abimelech.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:41 - Abimelech returned to Arumah, and Zebul drove Gaal and his brothers out of Shechem.
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