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Abdon [Ăb'dŏn]—servile, service or cloud of judgment.

  1. A son of Hillel, the Pirathonite, Abdon judged Israel for eight years, and because of a plurality of wives, had forty sons and thirty nephews, who rode seventy ass colts (Judg. 12:13-15). Perhaps the same as Bedan in 1 Samuel 12:11.
  2. A Benjamite in Jerusalem (1 Chron. 8:23).
  3. The first-born of Jehiel from Maachah (1 Chron. 8:30; 9:36).
  4. A son of Micah sent with others by king Josiah to Huldah the prophetess to enquire of Jehovah regarding the Book of the Law found in the Temple (2 Chron. 34:20). Called Achbor in 2 Kings 22:12. Also the name of a Levitical city in Asher (Josh. 21:30; 1 Chron. 6:74).

Devotional content drawn from All the Men of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer. Used with permission.

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