Judges 12:15

15 And Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite died, and was buried in Pirathon in the land of Ephraim, in the mount 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 And after him Abdon the son of Hillel, a Pirathonite, judged Israel.
14 And he had forty sons and thirty nephews, that rode on threescore and ten ass colts: and he judged Israel eight years.
15 And Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite died, and was buried in Pirathon in the land of Ephraim, in the mount of the Amalekites.