Bedan

Bedan [N] [H] [S]

one of the judges of Israel ( 1 Samuel 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 ( Judges 12:13 ).

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Bedan". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Bedan [N] [E] [S]

according to judgment
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Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Bedan'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Bedan [N] [E] [H]

(son of judgement ).

  1. Mentioned in ( 1 Samuel 12:11 ) as a judge of Israel between Jerubbaal (Gideon) and Jephthah. The Chaldee Paraphrase 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. ( 1 Chronicles 7:17 )

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Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Bedan'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

BEDAN

be'-dan (bedhan, "son of judgment" (?)):

(1) One of the leaders in Israel who with Jerubbaal, Jephthah and Samuel is mentioned as a deliverer of the nation (1 Samuel 12:11). The text is questioned because the Septuagint, Syriac, and Arabic read "Barak" instead.

(2) A son of Ulam of the house of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 7:17).


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BEDAN'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.