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Gaal in Biblical Hebrew
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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:

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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.

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