Abdon the 13th Judge of Israel, Judges 12:13-15

Abdon was from the Tribe of Ephraim. He ruled for 8 years, from 1063BC-1058BC, and was the son of Hillel the Pirathanite. Abdon had 40 sons and 30 grandsons who rode on 70 asses or colts of donkeys.

Abdon died an old man, and obtained a magnificent burial in Pirathon in Ephraim, in the hill country of the Amalekites.

There is a place in Israel today called Abdon or Avdon.

Abdon in Hebrew means: service, servile.

Background Reading:

Abdon the thirteenth Judge of Israel

12:13 Hillel the Pirathonite’s son Abdon governed Israel after him. 14 He had 40 sons and 30 grandsons who rode on 70 donkeys. He governed Israel for eight years. 15 Then he died and was buried at Pirathon in the territory of Ephraim, in the mountainous region of the Amalekites.
Judges 12:13-15


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