King James Bible Dictionary



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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

One of the judges of Israel (1 Samuel 12:11). It is uncertain who he was. Some suppose that Barak is meant, others Samson, but most probably this is a contracted form of Abdon (Judges 12:13).

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

according to judgment

Naves Topical Index

1. One of the deliverers of Israel, possibly identical with Abdon
1 Samuel 12:11

2. Son of Ullam
1 Chronicles 7:17

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(son of judgement).

  1. Mentioned in (1 Samuel 12:11) as a judge of Isr'l between Jerubbaal (Gideon) and Jephthah. The Chaldee Paraphrase reads Samson for Bedan; the LXX., Syriac and Arabic all have Barak. Ewald suggests that it may be a false reading for Abdon. (B.C. about 1150.)
  2. The son of Gilead. (1 Chronicles 7:17)