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Abdon (son of Jeiel)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Abdon, Son of Jeiel
Abdon, Son of Jeiel (עַבְדּוֹן‎, avdon). The firstborn son of Jeiel (1 Chr 8:29–30). A descendant of Benjamin and relative of King Saul.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Abdon (Person)
ABDON (PERSON) [Heb ʿabdôn (עַבְדֹּון)]. Four individuals mentioned in the OT bear this name, which is formed on the root ʿbd with an abstract or diminutive ending, thus evoking the sense of “service” or, possibly, “servile.”1. Abdon son of Hillel was from the town of Pirathon in Ephraim (possibly
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Abdon (Person)
Abdon (Person). 1. Hillel’s son who judged Israel for eight years (Jgs 12:13–15). Abdon was a very wealthy man, as indicated by reference to the 70 donkeys he owned.2. Shashak’s son from Benjamin’s tribe who lived in Jerusalem (1 Chr 8:23, 28).3. Jeiel’s oldest son from Benjamin’s tribe who lived in
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abdon (son of Jeiel)
2. The son of Jehiel and his wife Maachah (1 Ch. 8:30; 9:36). Jehiel is depicted as the “father of Gibeon,” perhaps the founder of the Israelite community there. This Abdon is also referred to as the brother of Ner the grandfather of King Saul.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Abdon (Person)
ABDON (Person)1. Hillel’s son who judged Israel for eight years (Jgs 12:13–15). Abdon was a very wealthy man, as indicated by reference to the 70 donkeys he owned.2. Shashak’s son from Benjamin’s tribe who lived in Jerusalem (1 Chr 8:23, 28).3. Jeiel’s oldest son from Benjamin’s tribe who lived in
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Abdon
Abdon (ab´duhn).1 A levitical city in Asherite territory (Josh. 21:30; 1 Chron. 6:74), probably modern Khirbet ‘Abdeh, nineteen miles south of Tyre and about three miles east of the Mediterranean coast at Achzib.2 One of the minor judges of Israel (Judg. 12:13–15). The details of his eight-year term
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Abdon
ABDON1. A Levitical city in Asher, assigned to the Gershonites (Josh 21:30; 1 Chr 6:47). It is probably modern Khirbet ’Abdeh, in the hills 12 miles NE of Acre. Possibly “Abdon” should also be read where RSV has “Ebron” and KJV “Hebron” in (Josh 19:28) (Kittel, BH; BDB, p. 715).2. A judge of Israel
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Abdon
ABDON (Heb. ’aḇdôn). 1. A levitical town in Asher (Jos. 21:30, spelt Ebron in 19:28); Kh. ‘Abdeh (Avdon), 6 km inland from *Achzib, commanding a way into the hills. 2. Last of the minor judges; from *Pirathon (Jdg. 12:13ff.). 3. Head of a father’s house in Benjamin (1 Ch. 8:23). 4. A Benjaminite ancestor
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Abdon (Person)
Abdon (Heb. ʿaḇdôn) (PERSON) (also ACHBOR)1. The son of Hillel the Pirathonite, one of the so-called minor judges (Judg. 12:13–15). The comment that he had 40 sons and 30 grandsons who rode on 70 donkeys is perhaps an indication of his wealth. He was buried at Pirathon in “the hill country of the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Abdon (Person)
ABDON [ăbˊdŏn] (Heb. ˓aḇdôn, possibly “service,” “servile”) (PERSON).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Abdon
ABDON There are four men by the name of Abdon in the Old Testament.1. One of the minor judges, the son of Hillel of Pirathon and a judge over Israel for eight years. According to Judg 12:13–15, his forty sons and thirty grandsons rode on seventy asses as a demonstration of his enormous wealth.2. The
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Abdon
Ab´don (servile).1. A judge of Israel, Judg. 12:13, 15; perhaps the same person as Bedan, in 1 Sam. 12:11. (b.c. 1233–1225.)2. Son of Shashak. 1 Chron. 8:23.3. First-born son of Jehiel, son of Gideon. 1 Chron. 8:30; 9:35, 36.4. Son of Micah, a contemporary of Josiah, 2 Chron. 34:20, called Achbor
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