Judges 12:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

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

Judges 12:13, ESV: After him Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite judged Israel.

Judges 12:13, KJV: And after him Abdon the son of Hillel, a Pirathonite, judged Israel.

Judges 12:13, NASB: Now Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite judged Israel after him.

Judges 12:13, NLT: After Elon died, Abdon son of Hillel, from Pirathon, judged Israel.

Judges 12:13, CSB: After Elon, Abdon son of Hillel, who was from Pirathon, judged Israel.

What does Judges 12:13 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Nothing is known about the three judges over Israel named at the end of this chapter besides what is in the recent verses (Judges 12:8–12). They are the ninth, tenth, and eleventh judges described in the book of Judges, and they apparently served during a time of relative peace and even prosperity for Israel.

Abdon, the eleventh judge, is described as the son of a man named Hillel the Pirathonite. Pirathon was in the hills of Ephraim. Again, as with some of the other judges, Abdon's fame will be tied to the number of his children and grandchildren, along with his wealth and power (Judges 12:14).