slave, the father of Gaal, in whom the men of Shechem "put confidence" in their conspiracy against Abimelech (Judg. 9:26, 26, 30, 31).
Look at the use of the Hebrew word "ebed," the plural of which is here translated "bondmen."
In Greek the same idea was expressed by doulos, and in Hebrew by ebed.
The call made an hour before day is the ebed, and praises the perfection of God.
And when Zebul the ruler of the city heard the words of Gaal the son of ebed, his anger was kindled.