Judges 12:15

15 Then Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite died and was buried at Pirathon in the land of Ephraim, in the hill country of the Amalekites.

Judges 12:15 Meaning and Commentary

Judges 12:15

And Abdon the son of Hillell the Pirathonite died
At the end of his eight years' government;

and was buried at Pirathon, in the land of Ephraim, in the mount of the
Amalekites;
in the place where he was born, and from whence he had the name of a Pirathonite; and this was in the tribe of Ephraim, and the particular spot was Mount Amalek; so called either from the name of the person to whom it belonged, or because the Amalekites formerly dwelt in it; or rather because of some remarkable advantage got over them at this place: here, Josephus says F5, this judge had a magnificent funeral.


FOOTNOTES:

F5 Ut supra, (Antiqu. l. 5. c. 7.) sect. 15.

Judges 12:15 In-Context

13 After him Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite judged Israel.
14 He had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy donkeys, and he judged Israel eight years.
15 Then Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite died and was buried at Pirathon in the land of Ephraim, in the hill country of the Amalekites.