E'bed (Hebrews id. עֶבֶד, servant [q.v.], i.e., of God; comp. Abda), the name of two men.
1. (Many MSS., and the Syr. and Arab. Versions, have עבר, Eber; Sept. Ι᾿ωβήλ; Alexand. MS. Αβέδ; Vulg. Ebed and Obed.) The father of Gaal (q.v.), who headed the insurgents at Shechem against Abimelech, tyrant judge of the Israelites (Jg 9:26-35). B.C. ante 1321.
2. (Sept. Ωβίθ v. r. Ωβήν, Vulgate Abed.) Son of Jonathan, and family- head of the lineage of Adin; he returned with 50 males from the captivity (Ezr 8:6). B.C. 459.