Gaal meaning | Gaal etymology

Discover the meanings of thousands of Biblical names in Abarim Publications' Biblical Name Vault

געל
Gaal in Biblical Hebrew
Gaal
Biblical male character
Content
Browse Biblical names alphabetically

Search this site

This project depends on the support of readers like you.
Please help...

The name Gaal in the Bible

The name Gaal is unique in the Bible. Gaal is a son of Ebed and he leads an insurrection against Abimelech, the son of Gideon, which results in the death of all the townspeople of Shechem (Judges 9:22-49).

Etymology of the name Gaal

The name Gaal comes from the verb געל (ga'al), meaning to loathe or abhor:

Abarim Publications Theological Dictionary

Gaal meaning

The NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names agree (and that is rare): the name Gaal means Loathing.

עABARIMPublicationsFor the Love of the Word