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Hebrew: עַבְדוֹן —transliteration: Abdon
Meaning: servile; servitude / Hebrew: “Abdown.”
This is the name of 4 biblical men and a city. It appears 8 times in Scripture.
Abdon, the son of Hillel, a Pirathonite
He was the 10th judge of Israel (Judges 12:13-15).
He is probably the Bedan of 1 Samuel 12:11.
Abdon, a Benjamite and Gibeonite
He was the first-born of Gibeon of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:30; 1 Chr. 9:36).
King Saul was his nephew.
Abdon, the son of Micah
also known as: Achbor (2 Kings 22:12)
He is one of those whom King Josiah sent to the prophetess Huldah to find the meaning of the recently discovered book of the law (2 Chronicles 34:20).
Abdon, one of the “sons” of Shashak—a Benjamite (1 Chronicles 8:23)
Abdon, a Levitical town
This is was a town of the Gershonites, in the tribe of Asher (Joshua 21:30; 1 Chronicles 6:74).
The ruins of Abdeh probably mark its site. This is located 8 miles northeast of Acre, Israel (a.k.a. Akre, Accho, Akko, Acco, Ace, Akke, and Akka).
Modern Acre, Israel—satellite view
Article Version: March 20, 2019