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Hillel
Father of Abdon, who was a judge of Israel.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hillel
Hillel (הִלֵּל‎, hillel. An inhabitant of Pirathon in the hill country of Ephraim. He was the father of Abdon, one of the judges of Israel (Judg 12:13–15).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hillel (Person)
HILLEL (PERSON) [Heb hillēl (הִלֵּל)]. The father of the Israelite judge Abdon (Judg 12:13, 15).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hillel
Hillel. 1. Father of Abdon, one of the judges (Jgs 12:13, 15).2. Jewish teacher and scholar (c. 60 bcad 20) who helped to develop the oral law and may have founded rabbinic Judaism. Hillel was called “the Elder,” a title which indicates a person holding a position of honor, generally given to those
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hillel
HILLEL1. Father of Abdon, one of the judges (Jgs 12:13–15).2. Jewish teacher and scholar (c. 60 bcad 20) who helped to develop the oral law and may have founded rabbinic Judaism. Hillel was called “the Elder,” a title that indicates a person holding a position of honor, generally given to those who
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hillel
Hillel (Heb. hillēl)1. The father of Abdon, the judge who immediately preceded Samson (Judg. 12:13–15).2. Hillel the Elder (ca. 60 b.c.–a.d. 20), clearly the single most influential figure in postbiblical Jewish history. Born in Babylonia, he came to Israel to pursue Torah study under the greatest
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hillel
Hil´lel (praise), a native of Pirathon in Mount Ephraim, father of Abdon, one of the judges of Israel. Judges 12:13, 15.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hillel
HIL´LEL (hilʹlel; “praising”). A Pirathonite and father of the judge Abdon (Judg. 12:13, 15), before 1070 b.c.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Hillel
Hillelpraising, a Pirathonite, father of the judge Abdon (Judg. 12:13, 15).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hillel
HILLEL [HILL el] (he has praised) — the father of Abdon (Judg. 12:13, 15). Abdon was one of the judges of Israel.
See also
Relatives
Abdon Son
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