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Bedan (judge)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bedan the Judge
Bedan the Judge (בְּדָן‎, bedan). Described as a judge in Israel (1 Sam 12:11); possibly the same person as Barak. Some English translations emend the text to read “Barak.”
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bedan (Person)
BEDAN (PERSON) [Heb bĕdān (בְּדָן)]. The name of two men in the OT.1. The son of Ulam of the tribe of Manasseh (1 Chr 7:17). He was a member of the fifth generation of that tribe through Machir, Manasseh’s son. His heredity was mixed, for he was the product of Manasseh’s union with an Aramean concubine
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bedan
Bedan. 1. One of Israel’s deliverers, along with Gideon, Jephthah, and Samuel, during the time of the judges (1 Sm 12:11 kjv; rsv margin). The name Bedan may be either a shortened form of Abdon (Jgs 12:13) or a scribal error for Barak (Jgs 4:6).2. Ulam’s son, a descendant of Manasseh (1 Chr 7:17).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bedan (judge)
1. (1 S. 12:11, AV). One of the leaders in Israel who with Jerubbaal, Jephthah, and Samuel is mentioned in the MT as a deliverer of the nation. The text is questioned because the LXX, Syriac, and Arabic read “Barak” instead, and this is followed by the RSV and NEB.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bedan
BEDAN1. One of Israel’s deliverers, along with Gideon, Jephthah, and Samuel, during the time of the judges (1 Sm 12:11, kjv; rsv mg). The name Bedan may be either a shortened form of Abdon (Jgs 12:13) or a scribal error for Barak (Jgs 4:6).2. Ulam’s son, a descendant of Manasseh (1 Chr 7:17).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bedan
BEDAN1. A Judge mentioned only in 1 Sam 12:11. Bedan is probably a corruption of either Abdon or Barak, as found in LXX. In Jdg 12:13–15 Abdon is recorded as one of the regular judges of Israel, while Barak and Deborah’s exploits are told in Jdg 4 and 5.2. From the tribe of Manasseh, a son of Ulam
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bedan
Bedan (Heb. bĕḏān)1. The son of Ulam of the tribe of Manasseh (1 Chr. 7:17). His grandmother, Manasseh’s concubine, was an Aramean (1 Chr. 7:14).2. Possibly a judge of Israel (1 Sam. 12:11). His name appears only here and is not mentioned in the book of Judges.Carol J. Dempsey
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Bedan
Be´dan (son of judgment).1. Mentioned in 1 Sam. 12:11 as a judge of Israel between Jerubbaal (Gideon) and Jephthah. The Chaldee Paraphrast reads Samson for Bedan; the LXX, Syriac and Arabic all have Barak. Ewald suggests that it may be a false reading for Abdon. (b.c. about 1150.)2. The son of Gilead.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Bedan
BE´DAN (beʹdan).1. The name of a judge of Israel, not found in Judges but only in 1 Sam. 12:11. It is difficult to identify him with any of the judges mentioned elsewhere, but it is probable that Bedan is a contracted form for the name of the Judge Abdon (which see). The NIV identifies Bedan with Barak
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Bedan
Bedanone of the judges of Israel (1 Sam. 12:11). It is uncertain who he was. Some suppose that Barak is meant, others Samson, but most probably this is a contracted form of Abdon (Judg. 12:13).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bedan
BEDAN [BEE dan] (son of judgment) — the name of two men in the Old Testament:1. A judge of Israel (1 Sam. 12:11), probably the same as Barak.2. A son of Ulam of the tribe of Manasseh (1 Chr. 7:17).