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  • The son of Hillel, a Pirathonite, the tenth judge of Israel (Judges 12:13-15 ). He is probably the Bedan of 1Samuel 12:11.
  • The first-born of Gibeon of the tribe of Benjamin (1Chronicles 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 (2Chronicles 34:20). He is called Achbor in 2Kings 22:12.
  • One of the "sons" of Shashak (1Chronicles 8:23).
This is the name also of a Levitical town of the Gershonites, in the tribe of Asher ( Joshua 21:30 ; 1Chronicles 6:74). The ruins of Abdeh, some 8 miles (14 kilometers) north-east of Accho, probably mark its site.

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

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Abdon'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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