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 Hebrew6553. Pirathoni -- inhab. of Pirathon
... inhab. of Pirathon. Transliteration: Pirathoni Phonetic Spelling: (pir-aw-tho-nee')
Short Definition: Pirathonite. ... of Pirathon NASB Word Usage Pirathonite (5). ...
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Smith's Bible DictionaryPirathonite
a native of or dweller in Pirathon. Two such are named in the Bible:--
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(1.) Abdon, the son of Hillel, so called, Judges 12:13, 15.
(2.) Benaiah the Ephraimite (2 Samuel 23:30), one of David's thirty heroes.
ThesaurusPirathonite (5 Occurrences)
... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. PIRATHON; PIRATHONITE. ...Pirathonite (5 Occurrences).
Judges 12:13 After him Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite judged Israel. ...
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Pirathon (2 Occurrences)
Pira'thon (4 Occurrences)
Abdon (8 Occurrences)
Benai'ah (43 Occurrences)
Benaiah (44 Occurrences)
Hillel (2 Occurrences)
Valleys (38 Occurrences)
Nahale-gaash (2 Occurrences)
Judgeth (37 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordancePirathonite (5 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.
2 Samuel 23:30 Benaiah a Pirathonite, Hiddai of the brooks of Gaash.
1 Chronicles 11:31 Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah of the children of Benjamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite,
1 Chronicles 27:14 The eleventh captain for the eleventh month was Benaiah the Pirathonite, of the children of Ephraim: and in his division were twenty-four thousand.
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