Judges 12:12 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

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

Judges 12:12, ESV: Then Elon the Zebulunite died and was buried at Aijalon in the land of Zebulun.

Judges 12:12, KJV: And Elon the Zebulonite died, and was buried in Aijalon in the country of Zebulun.

Judges 12:12, NASB: Then Elon the Zebulunite died and was buried at Aijalon in the land of Zebulun.

Judges 12:12, NLT: When he died, he was buried at Aijalon in Zebulun.

Judges 12:12, CSB: and when he died, he was buried in Aijalon in the land of Zebulun.

What does Judges 12:12 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Elon of the tribe of Zebulun is the most obscure of all the judges of Israel during this period. He was the tenth judge and served for ten years, but nothing is told of his personality. Nor are we informed of the obstacles he faced or even of his children. The judge before him had thirty sons and thirty daughters, and the one who followed him had forty sons and thirty grandsons. No mention is made of Elon's offspring.

Even the place of his burial is unknown to modern historians. It is listed here as part of the territory of Zebulun. A town and a valley located in the territory of Dan are known as Aijalon, but this Aijalon in Zebulun is apparently lost to time, as are the stories of Elon's life.