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Abdon (village)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Abdon
Abdon (עַבְדּוֹן‎, avdon). One of four Levitical cities of the Gershonites in the tribe of Asher (Josh 21:30; 1 Chr 6:74).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Abdon (Place)
ABDON (PLACE) [Heb ʿabdôn (עַבְדֹּון)]. Var. EBRON. Located in the tribe of Asher, Abdon is mentioned three times in the OT, once in the territorial allotment to Asher in Josh 19:28 (MT ʿebrōn; RSV Ebron) and twice in the Levitical City lists, Josh 21:30 and 1 Chr 6:59—Eng 6:74. The biblical site has
Ebron (Place)
EBRON (PLACE) [Heb ʿebrôn (עֶבְרֹון)]. A town in the territory of Asher (Josh 19:28). Assuming confusion between the Hebrew letters bet and reš, the MT form here is likely a misspelling of the place name ABDON.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Abdon (Place)
Abdon (Place). One of four cities in Asher’s territory given to the Levites after the conquest of Canaan, the Promised Land (Jos 21:30; 1 Chr 6:74). Abdon is probably the same as Ebron (Jos 19:28). Today Abdon is called Khirbet ‘Abdeh.See Levitical Cities.
Ebron
Ebron. Town belonging to Asher’s tribe (Jos 19:28, kjv Hebron). Its location has not been identified. Ebron may be a copyist’s error for Abdon (Modern Abdeh), a levitical city located some 15 miles south of Tyre and inland from Achzib on the Mediterranean coast.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abdon (Place)
5. A city of the Levites in the tribe of Asher about 8 or 9 mi (13 or 14 km) NNE of Accho (Josh. 21:30; 1 Ch. 6:74), probably the present ruin of ‘Abdeh.W. J. BeecherD. W. Deere
Ebron
Ebron ēʹbrən [Heb. ʿeḇrōn]; AV HEBRON; NEB ABDON. A town in the territory of Asher (Josh. 19:28), probably the same as Abdon (Josh. 21:30; 1 Ch. 6:74), conjecturing a copyist’s error of resh (d) for daleth (d).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Abdon (Place)
ABDON (Place) One of four cities in Asher’s territory given to the Levites after the conquest of Canaan, the Promised Land (Jos 21:30; 1 Chr 6:74). Abdon is probably the same as Ebron (Jos 19:28). Today Abdon is called Khirbet ’Abdeh.
Ebron
EBRON* Town belonging to Asher’s tribe, in Joshua 19:28, according to some Hebrew manuscripts. Other manuscripts read Abdon. It was a Levitical city located about 15 miles (24.1 kilometers) south of Tyre and inland from Aczib on the Mediterranean coast.
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 (Place)
Abdon (Heb. ʿaḇdôn) (PLACE)A levitical city in the tribal territory of Asher (Josh. 21:30; 1 Chr. 6:74) assigned to the family of Gershom. It is probably Khirbet ʿAbdeh, today a ruin ca. 17 km. (10 mi.) NNE of Acco. At Josh. 19:28 Ebron should perhaps be rendered Abdon.
Ebron
Ebron (Heb. ʿeḇrōn)A town in the tribal territory of Asher (Josh. 19:28), probably the same as Abdon (21:30; 1 Chr. 6:74 [MT 59]). The form is generally explained as a copyist’s error, reading Heb. resh for daleth.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Abdon (Place)
ABDON [ăbˊ dŏn] (Heb. ˓aḇdôn) (PLACE). A levitical city in the tribal territory of Asher (Josh. 21:30; 1 Chr. 6:74) assigned the family of Gershom. It is probably Khirbet ˓Abdeh, today a ruin about 17 km. (10 mi.) north-northeast of Acco. At Josh. 19:28 Ebron should perhaps be rendered Abdon
Ebron
Ebron [ēˊbrən] (Heb. ˓eḇrōn). A town in the tribal territory of Asher (Josh. 19:28; KJV “Hebron”), probably the same as Abdon (so JB, NIV) mentioned at 21:30; 1 Chr. 6:74. The form is generally explained as a copyist’s error, reading Heb. resh for daleth.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Abdon
AB´DON (abʹdōn; “servile”).1. The son of Hillel, a Pirathonite, of the tribe of Ephraim. He ruled Israel for eight years, about 1120–1112 b.c. The only other fact respecting him is that he had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on young asses—a mark of their consequence before the introduction
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Abdon
Abdonservile. (1.) 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.(2.) The first-born of Gibeon of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chr. 8:30; 9:36).(3.) The son of Micah, one of those whom Josiah sent to the prophetess Huldah to ascertain
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