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Abdon [N] [H] [S]


  • The son of Hillel, a Pirathonite, the tenth judge of Israel ( Judges 12:13-15 ). He is probably the Bedan of 1 Samuel 12:11 .

  • The first-born of Gibeon of the tribe of Benjamin ( 1 Chronicles 8:30 ; 9:36 ).

  • The son of Micah, one of those whom Josiah sent to the prophetess Huldah to ascertain from her the meaning of the recently discovered book of the law ( 2 Chronicles 34:20 ). He is called Achbor in 2 Kings 22:12 .

  • One of the "sons" of Shashak ( 1 Chronicles 8:23 ).

    This is the name also of a Levitical town of the Gershonites, in the tribe of Asher ( Joshua 21:30 ; 1 Chronicles 6:74 ). The ruins of Abdeh, some 8 miles north-east of Accho, probably mark its site.

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

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

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