Judges 12:13
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New International Version
After him, Abdon son of Hillel, from Pirathon, led Israel.

King James Bible
And after him Abdon the son of Hillel, a Pirathonite, judged Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And after him Abdon the son of Hillel, the Pirathonite, judged Israel.

World English Bible
After him Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite judged Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
And after him, Abdon son of Hillel, the Pirathonite, judgeth Israel,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And after him Ibzan - It appears that during the administration of Jephthah, six years - Ibzan, seven years - Elon, ten years - and Abdon, eight years, (in the whole thirty-one years), the Israelites had peace in all their borders; and we shall find by the following chapter that in this time of rest they corrupted themselves, and were afterwards delivered into the power of the Philistines.

1. We find that Ibzan had a numerous family, sixty children; and Abdon had forty sons and thirty grandsons; and that they lived splendidly, which is here expressed by their riding on seventy young asses; what we would express by they all kept their carriages; for the riding on fine asses in those days was not less dignified than riding in coaches in ours.

2. It does not appear that any thing particular took place in the civil state of the Israelites during the time of these latter judges; nothing is said concerning their administration, whether it was good or bad; nor is any thing mentioned of the state of religion. It is likely that they enjoyed peace without, and their judges were capable of preventing discord and sedition within. Yet, doubtless, God was at work among them, though there were none to record the operations either of his hand or his Spirit; but the people who feared him no doubt bore testimony to the word of his grace.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

A.M.

2840. B.C.

1164. An. Ex. Is.

327. `A civil judge also in North-east Israel.'

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Jesus Calls Four Fishermen to Follow Him.
(Sea of Galilee, Near Capernaum.) ^A Matt. IV. 18-22; ^B Mark I. 16-20; ^C Luke V. 1-11. ^a 18 And walking ^b 16 And passing along by the sea of Galilee [This lake is a pear-shaped body of water, about twelve and a half miles long and about seven miles across at its widest place. It is 682 feet below sea level; its waters are fresh, clear and abounding in fish, and it is surrounded by hills and mountains, which rise from 600 to 1,000 feet above it. Its greatest depth is about 165 feet], he [Jesus]
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Judges 12:12
Then Elon died and was buried in Aijalon in the land of Zebulun.

Judges 12:14
He had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy donkeys. He led Israel eight years.

Judges 12:15
Then Abdon son of Hillel died and was buried at Pirathon in Ephraim, in the hill country of the Amalekites.

2 Samuel 23:30
Benaiah the Pirathonite, Hiddai from the ravines of Gaash,

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