habitation, the governor of Shechem under Abimelech (Judg. 9:28, 30, 36). He informed his master of the intention of the people of Shechem to transfer their allegiance to the Hivite tribe of Hamor. This led to Abimelech's destroying the city, when he put its entire population to the sword, and sowed the ruins with salt (Judg. 9:28-45).
zebul said to him, You see the shadow of the mountains as if they were men.
And zebul said unto him, Thou seest the shadow of the mountains as if they were men.
Now Gaal abode in the suburbs, taking little care of himself; and zebul was with him.
Now there was one zebul, a magistrate of the Shechemites, that had entertained Abimelech.
zebul, prefect of the city, who was present, heard all this with anger.
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.