Be’dan (son of judgment).
1. Mentioned in 1 Sam. 12:11 as a judge of Israel between Jerubbaal (Gideon) and Jephthah. The Chaldee Paraphrast 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 Chron. 7:17.