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Pharathon
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Pharathon
Pirathon (פִּרְעָתוֹן‎, pir'athon). Also called Pharathon (Φαραθων, Pharathōn). A town in Ephraim, which was the home to the judge Abdon as well as Benaiah, one of David’s mighty men (Judg 12:15; 2 Sam 23:30; 1 Chr 11:31; 27:14; 1 Macc 9:50; compare Josephus, Antiquities 13.1.3).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Pirathon (Place)
PIRATHON (PLACE) [Heb pirʿātôn (פִּרְעָתֹון)]. Var. PHARATHON. PIRATHONITE. A town in the central hill country of Ephraim that was controlled by Amalekites prior to Israelite domination (Judg 12:15). It was the home of Abdon, the judge who led Israel for eight years (Judg 12:13–14), and of Benaiah,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Pirathon
Pirathon, Pirathonite. Home of Abdon, one of the minor judges (Jgs 12:13, 15). It is described as being “in the land of Ephraim, in the hill country of the Amalekites.” This may indicate that it originally belonged to the Amalekites, or that it was seized by them during one of their invasions. Some manuscripts
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Pirathon
Pirathon pirʹə-thon; PIRATHONITE pirʹə-thon-īt [Heb. pirʿāṯon, pirʿāṯônî; Gk. B Pharathōm, A Phraathōm, Pharathyneitēs]. The home of Abdon son of Hillel, a judge (Jgs. 12:13, 15), as well as the home of Benaiah, one of David’s chief captains (2 S. 23:30; 1 Ch. 11:31; 27:14). It was “in the land
Pharathon
Pharathon färʹə-thon [LXX Gk. Pharathōn]; AV PHARATHONI. The LXX reads kaí tēn Thamnatha Pharathōni (see NEB) but Josephus (Ant. xiii.1.3 [14–16], which spells the name Pharanthō) and the Syriac insert an “and” between the two names, thus listing two separate cities. (The LXX may have omitted the kaí
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Pirathon
PIRATHON Home of Abdon, one of the minor judges (Jgs 12:13–15). It is described as being in the land of Ephraim and in the hill country of the Amalekites. This may indicate that it originally belonged to the Amalekites or that it was seized by them during one of their invasions. Benaiah, one of David’s
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Pirathon
Pirathon (pihr´uh-thon), a town in the land of Ephraim, probably to be identified with modern Faṛata, about five miles west and slightly south of Shechem. Pirathon was the home of Hillel the Pirathonite, whose son Abdon was one of the judges of Israel and who was subsequently buried there (Judg. 12:15).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Pirathon
PIRATHON, PIRATHONITE. Pirathon was a village in the hill of the Amalekites in the land of Ephraim, where Abdon the son of Hillel was buried (Jdg 12:15). Benaiah, a chief captain of David’s army, was a Pirathonite, evidently from this village (2 Sam 23:30).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Pirathon
PIRATHON. Ferʿata, 9 km WSW of Shechem, home of the Ephraimite judge Abdon ben Hillel (Jdg. 12:13, 15) and of David’s captain Benaiah (2 Sa. 23:30; 1 Ch. 11:31; 27:14); probably not the Pharathon in Benjamin (1 Macc. 9:50) as Moore suggested (ICC, Jdg. 12:13); Sellem in lxx (A) is a corruption of ‘Hillel’
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Pirathon
Pirathon (Heb. pirʿāṯôn)The home of the judge Abdon (Judg. 12:13–15) and of Benaiah, one of David’s Thirty (2 Sam. 23:30; 1 Chr. 11:31). Situated “in the land of Ephraim” (Judg. 12:15; cf. 1 Chr. 27:14), Pirathon has been identified with modern Farʿâtā (165177), ca. 10 km. (6 mi.) WSW of Nablus.
Pharathon
Pharathon (Gk. Pharathōn)A city in Judea, one of those fortified by Bacchides, Seleucid governor of the province Beyond the River (1 Macc. 9:50). The city should not be identified with Ephraimite Pirathon (Judg. 12:13–15).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Pirathon
Pirathon [pĭrˊə thŏn] (Heb. pir˓āṯôn). The home of the judge Abdon (Judg. 12:13–15) and of Benaiah, one of David’s mighty men (2 Sam. 23:30; 1 Chr. 11:31). Situated “in the land of Ephraim” (Judg. 12:15; cf. 1 Chr. 27:14), Pirathon has been identified with modern Far˓âtā, about 10 km. (6
Pharathon
Pharathon [fărˊə thŏn] (Gk. Pharathōn).† A city in Judea, one of those fortified by Bacchides, Seleucid governor of the province Beyond the River (1 Macc. 9:50; KJV “Pirathoni,” following LXX). The city is often but should not be identified with Ephraimite Pirathon (Judg. 12:13–15).
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Pirathon
PIRATHON The birth-place and burial-place of the judge Abdon, son of Hillel, in the land of Ephraim, in the mount of the Amalekites (Judg. 12:14–15); the hometown of Benaiah, one of David’s mighty men (2 Sam. 23:30). Identified with the Arab village of Farata, southwest of Shechem.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Pirathon
PIRATHON A town in Ephraim that was the home of the judge Abdon (Judg 12:13–15) and David’s warrior Benaiah (2 Sam 23:30; 1 Chr 11:31, 27:14). The site is probably the modern Farata, southwest of Shechem.