"Servile, Service." A son of Hillel, a Pirathonite. He was the twelfth judge of Israel, following Elon, and judged eight years. He "had forty sons and thirty nephews, that rode on threescore and ten ass colts." After his death he was buried in Pirathon in the land of Ephraim, in the mount of the Amalekites.

He is probably the Bedan of 1 Samuel 12:11.



  • Holy Bible (King James Version). 1979. Nashville: Holman Bible Publisher.
  • Judg. 12:13-15.