He judged Israel seven years. Ibzan died and was buried in Bethlehem.
After him, Elon the Zebulunite judged Israel. He judged Israel ten years.
Elon the Zebulunite died and was buried at Aijalon in the land of Zebulun.
After him, Abdon son of Hillel the Pirathonite judged Israel.
He had forty sons and thirty grandsons who rode on seventy donkeys. He judged Israel eight years.
Abdon son of Hillel the Pirathonite died and was buried at Pirathon in the land of Ephraim in the Amalekite hill country.
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