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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaPIRATHON; PIRATHONITE
pir'-a-thon, pir'-a-thon-it (pir`athon, pir`athoni; Codex Vaticanus Pharathom; Codex Alexandrinus Phraathom, Pharathuneites): The home of Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite (Judges 12:13 the King James Version), where also he was buried, "in the land of Ephraim in the mount of the Amalekites." The latter name may have clung to a district which at some former time had been held by the Amalekites. From this town also came Benaiah, one of David's chief captains (2 Samuel 23:30 1 Chronicles 11:31; 1 Chronicles 27:14). It is probably to be identified with Fer`ata, about 6 miles Southwest of Nablus. A possible rival is Fir`on, 15 miles West of Nablus. G.A. Smith suggests a position at the head of Wady Far`ah (HGHL, 355). Moore thinks it may have been in Benjamin, Abdon being a Benjamite family (1 Chronicles 8:23, 30; 1 Chronicles 9:36). It is just possible that the place may be identical with Pharathon, one of the towns fortified by Bacchides (1 Maccabees 9:50).
Strong's Hebrew6552. Pirathon -- perhaps "height," a place in Ephraim
... 6551, 6552. Pirathon. 6553 . perhaps "height," a place in Ephraim. Transliteration:
Pirathon Phonetic Spelling: (pir-aw-thone') Short Definition: Pirathon. ...
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6553. Pirathoni -- inhab. of Pirathon
Hitchcock's Bible Names DictionaryPirathon
Smith's Bible DictionaryPirathon
(princely), "in the land of Ephraim in the mount of the Amalekite," a place in (Judges 12:15) Its site, now called Ferata , is about one mile and a half south of the road from Jaffa, by Hableh , to Nablus . Pirathonites are mentioned in (Judges 12:13,15) and 1Chr 27:14
Easton's Bible DictionaryPrince, or summit, a place "in the land of Ephraim" (Judges 12:15), now Fer'on, some 10 miles south-west of Shechem. This was the home of Abdon the judge.
ThesaurusPirathon (2 Occurrences)
... This was the home of Abdon the judge. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. PIRATHON;
PIRATHONITE. ... W. Ewing. Multi-Version Concordance Pirathon (2 Occurrences). ...
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Pirathonite (5 Occurrences)
Abdon (8 Occurrences)
Hillel (2 Occurrences)
Mount (311 Occurrences)
Piram (1 Occurrence)
Pira'thon (4 Occurrences)
Amalekites (36 Occurrences)
Amalekite (12 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordancePirathon (2 Occurrences)
Judges 12:13 After him Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite judged Israel.
Judges 12:15 Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite died, and was buried in Pirathon in the land of Ephraim, in the hill country of the Amalekites.
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