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Gay´uhl; Heb., possibly “beetle”

The son of Ebed who lived in Shechem and usurped leadership from Abimelech (Judg 9:26-33). This usurpation caused Abimelech to retaliate in force, destroying the city (Judg 9:34-40) before further expanding his conquests (Judg 9:50-57).

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.