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Abdon (Person)

Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception

Aaron – Aniconism

Volume 1
Editor(s): Hans-Josef Klauck, Volker Leppin, Bernard McGinn, Choon-Leong Seow, Hermann Spieckermann, Barry Dov Walfish, Eric J. Ziolkowski
De Gruyter (Berlin, New York) 2009

Son of Hillel

Kristin Helms

Abdon, son of Hillel, appears as a minor judge in Judg 12 : 13–15, who ruled Israel for eight years. He had 40 sons and 30 grandsons who rode on 70 donkeys, which Rashi takes as an indication of his family’s wealth.…

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