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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
gā´al ( גּעל , ga‛al , "rejection," or "loathing"; according to Wellhausen, "beetle," HPN , 110): A man of whose antecedents nothing is known, except that his father's name was Ebed. He undertook to foment and lead a rebellion on the part of the inhabitants of Shechem against Abimelech, son of Gideon, and his rebellion failed (Jdg 9:26-45). See also ABIMELECH .
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Gaal'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/g/gaal.html. 1915.