🔼The name Gaal: Summary
- From the verb געל (ga'al), to loathe or abhor.
🔼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:
The verb געל (ga'al) means to loathe or abhor. Noun געל (go'al) means a loathing.
The NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names agree (and that is rare): the name Gaal means Loathing.