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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
ZEBUL . A lieutenant of Abimelech (wh. see), who was left by him as governor of Shechem. He cleverly assisted his master in suppressing the revolt of Gaal ( Judges 9:26-41 ). The episode is obscure, but he apparently acted loyally from the first; having no force at his command, he was obliged to use craft. This is clear, if Judges 9:42 ff. belong to a different narrative.
C. W. Emmet.
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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Zebul'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/z/zebul.html. 1909.