loathing, the son of Ebed, in whom the Shechemites "placed their confidence" when they became discontented with Abimelech. He headed the revolution, and led out the men of Shechem against Abimelech; but was defeated, and fled to his own home (Judg. 9:26-46). We hear no more of him after this battle.
Now gaal abode in the suburbs, taking little care of himself; and Zebul was with him.
gaal conspireth with the Sichemites against Abimelech, but is overcome.
And gaal went out before the men of Shechem, and fought with Abimelech.
And gaal, the son of Obed, went out, and stood in the entrance of the gate of the city.
And when gaal saw the people, he said to Zebul, Behold, there come people down from the tops of the mountains.
And when gaal saw the people, he said to Zebul: Behold, a multitude cometh down from the mountains.
And when Zebul the ruler of the city heard the words of gaal the son of Ebed, his anger was kindled.
And gaal, the son of Obed, came with his brethren, and went over to Sichem.