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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.