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The father of Abidan and a member of the tribe of Benjamin; Abidan was a leader during the Israelites’ wilderness wanderings (Num 1:11; 2:22; 7:60–65; 10:24).
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GIDEONI (PERSON) [Heb gidʿōnı̂ (גִּדְעֹנִי)]. Father of the chief (nāśı̂ʾ, Num 2:22) Abidan of the tribe of Benjamin. Each of the five references to Gideoni in the OT occurs in a tribal list where his mark of distinction is his status as the father of Abidan. Under the leadership of Gideoni’s son
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