Gidon married a Pilegesh (second wife) from Shechem. Was she Jewish? She bore him a son Avimelech. He convinced the people of Shechem to agree that he should become king. Were the people of Shechem Jewish in this story?
1What makes you think she/they might not have been Jewish?– Tamir EvanJul 6, 2020 at 14:17
It would seem so. First of all, Yosam, in his speech to the people of Shechem, speaks of his father having "fought on your behalf... and saved you from Midian" (9:17), which wouldn't really fit if they weren't Jewish (Gideon didn't fight on behalf of the Canaanites or whoever, after all). Also, when Gaal ben Eved shows up (9:26), Rashi there says that "he was from a different nation," implying that all the protagonists up to that point were from the same (Jewish) nation.