Character Study on Bedan

Character Study on Bedan

1 Samuel 12: And the LORD sent Jerubbaal, and Bedan, and Jephthah, and Samuel, and delivered you out of the hand of your enemies on every side, and ye dwelled safe.
1 Chronicles 7: And the sons of Ulam; Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.

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Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Bedan
A judge of Israel between Jerubbaal and Jephthah, in 1 Samuel 12:11. Seemingly not, mentioned in Judges, but the name is probably identical with Abdon, which has the same radical consonants (Judges 12:13-15). No achievement of his for Israel's deliverance is recorded, but may it not be inferred from the record "he was buried ... in the mount of the Amalekites," that he probably smote them, and took the land which they had robbed Israel of? Compare Judges 3:13; Judges 3:27; Judges 5:14. A Bedan is mentioned among Manasseh's descendants (1 Chronicles 7:17), whence some identify him with the Jair (Judges 10:3), and suppose the surname Bedan was added to distinguish him from the elder Jair (Numbers 32:41).

The Chaldee paraphrase reads "Samson" for "Bedan" in 1 Samuel 12:11. Whence some guess Bedan = Ben-Dan, or Be (Hebrew in ) Dan, to be an epithet of Samson, namely, the Danite; compare Judges 13:25. But the order of the names forbids it. The Septuagint, Syrian, and Arabic versions read "Barak," which also the order forbids; however, see Hebrews 11:32. Other and spiritual considerations, besides chronology, often rule the order.

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Bedan
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 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Bedan
(bee' dan) Personal name of uncertain meaning. 1. Listed as a judge in 1 Samuel 12:11 . This is usually seen as work of copyist, but the original reading is uncertain. The closest name of the judges would be Barak (Judges 4-5 ). Bedan is a son of Gilead in 1 Chronicles 7:17 and could be another name for Jephthah, a son of Gilead ( Judges 11:1 ). Early Jewish rabbis read ben-Dan, “son of Dan” and thought Samson was intended (Judges 13:2 , Judges 13:24 ). Others read Abdon (Judges 12:13-15 ). NIV, TEV, NRSV read Barak for Bedan. 2. A descendant of Machir and Manasseh (1 Chronicles 7:17 ).



Hitchcock's Bible Names - Bedan
According to judgment
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Bedan
BEDAN . 1 . Mentioned with Jerubbaal, Jephthah, and Samuel as one of the deliverers of Israel ( 1 Samuel 12:11 ). The name does not occur in Jg., and it is probably a corruption for Barak (so LXX [Note: Septuagint.] and Pesh.). Chronologically Barak should precede Gideon, but the order cannot be pressed (cf. V. 9). 2 . A Manassite ( 1 Chronicles 7:17 ).

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Bedan
1. Judge of Israel, between Gideon and Jephthah, mentioned in 1 Samuel 12:11 ; but not found in the book of Judges. The LXX, Syriac, and Arabic give the name as Barak.

2. Son of Ulam, descendant of Manasseh. 1 Chronicles 7:17 .

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Bedan
Bedan (bç'dan), servile. 1. In 1 Samuel 12:11 the name of this judge stands between Jerubbaal, or Gideon, and Jephthah, but probably it is a copyist's error for Barak. See Revised Version, margin. The difference in Hebrew is not great. 2. A Manassite. 1 Chronicles 7:17.

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Bedan - A Bedan is mentioned among Manasseh's descendants (1 Chronicles 7:17), whence some identify him with the Jair (Judges 10:3), and suppose the surname Bedan was added to distinguish him from the elder Jair (Numbers 32:41). ... The Chaldee paraphrase reads "Samson" for "Bedan" in 1 Samuel 12:11. Whence some guess Bedan = Ben-Dan, or Be (Hebrew in ) Dan, to be an epithet of Samson, namely, the Danite; compare Judges 13:25
u'Lam -
A descendant of Gilead, the grandson of Manasseh and father of Bedan
Bedan - Bedan is a son of Gilead in 1 Chronicles 7:17 and could be another name for Jephthah, a son of Gilead ( Judges 11:1 ). NIV, TEV, NRSV read Barak for Bedan
Bedan - Bedan (bç'dan), servile
be'Dan - The Chaldee Paraphrase reads Samson for Bedan; the LXX
Bedan - Bedan
Barak - In 1 Samuel 12:11 , where he is called Bedan, Barak is mentioned as one who delivered the Israelites from their enemies
ab'Don -
A judge of Israel, (Judges 12:13,15 ) perhaps the same person as Bedan, in (1 Samuel 12:11 ) (B
Abdon - The tenth judge of Israel, Judges 12:13; Judges 12:15, probably the same as Bedan, 1 Samuel 12:11, son of Hillel, of the tribe of Ephraim
Abdon - He is probably the Bedan of 1Samuel 12:11
Abdon (1) -
The tenth judge of Israel (Judges 12:13; Judges 12:15), probably the same as Bedan, 1 Samuel 12:11; for the Phoenicians often omitted the 'Αyin (ע)
Judges - ... These extraordinary judges, raised by God, the temporal as well as spiritual King of Israel, as His vicegerents, between Joshua and the kings were 13: Othniel, Ehud, Shamgar, Deborah and Barak, Gideon, Abimelech (an usurper), Tola, Jair Jephtha, Ibzan, Elon, Abdon (Bedan 1 Samuel 12:11), Samson