Abdon (Judges)


Abdon (Judges)

Abdon, which means "" in Hebrew, was the son of Hillel, a Pirathonite, and was the tenth Judge of Israel mentioned in the Book of Judges. (Judg. 12:13-15). He was a member of the tribe of Ephraim.

See also

*Biblical judges
*Book of Judges


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  • Abdon — ( servile ) may refer to: *Abdon, Shropshire, a village in the English county of Shropshire. *Abdon (Judges), the son of Hillel, a Pirathonite, the tenth judge of Israel (Judg. 12:13 15). He is probably the Bedan of 1 Sam. 12:11. *The first born… …   Wikipedia

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  • Judges, Book of —    Is so called because it contains the history of the deliverance and government of Israel by the men who bore the title of the judges. The book of Ruth originally formed part of this book, but about A.D. 450 it was separated from it and placed… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Judges 12 — 1 And the men of Ephraim gathered themselves together, and went northward, and said unto Jephthah, Wherefore passedst thou over to fight against the children of Ammon, and didst not call us to go with thee? we will burn thine house upon thee with …   The King James version of the Bible

  • Abdon — /ab don/, n. 1. one of the minor judges of Israel. Judges 12:13 15. 2. a courtier of Josiah. II Chron. 34:20. * * * …   Universalium

  • Abdon — /ab don/, n. 1. one of the minor judges of Israel. Judges 12:13 15. 2. a courtier of Josiah. II Chron. 34:20 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Book of Judges — (Hebrew: Sefer Shoftim ספר שופטים) is a book of the Bible originally written in Hebrew. It appears in the Tanakh and in the Christian Old Testament. Its title refers to its contents; it contains the history of Biblical judges (not to be confused… …   Wikipedia

  • Biblical judges — (Hebrew: shoftim שופטים) were leaders of the Israelites, which included the judicial and military roles. The position was filled by following the selection criteria stated in the Torah Exodus 18:20. [Zeev Weisman, The place of the people in the… …   Wikipedia

  • List of minor biblical figures — This list contains persons named in the Bible of minor notability, about whom either nothing or very little is known, aside from any family connections. This literature related list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. Contents: A B C D …   Wikipedia

  • Biblical Geography —     Biblical Geography     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Biblical Geography     With the exception of the didactic literature, there is no book in the Bible which, to a greater or less extent, does not contain mention of, or allusions to, the… …   Catholic encyclopedia


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