Bedan in Easton's Bible Dictionary
one of the judges of Israel (1 Sam. 12:11). It is uncertain
he was. Some suppose that Barak is meant, others
most probably this is a contracted form of Abdon
Bedan in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
A judge of Israel between Jerubbaal and Jephthah, in 1 Samuel
12:11. Seemingly not, mentioned in Judges, but the name is
probably identical with Abdon, which has the same radical
consonants (Judges 12:13-15). No achievement of his for
Israel's deliverance is recorded, but may it not be inferred
from the record "he was buried ... in the mount of the
Amalekites," that he probably smote them, and took the land
which they had robbed Israel of? Compare Judges 3:13; Judges
3:27; Judges 5:14. A Bedan is mentioned among Manasseh's
descendants (1 Chronicles 7:17), whence some identify him with
the Jair (Judges 10:3), and suppose the surname Bedan was
added to distinguish him from the elder Jair (Numbers 32:41).
The Chaldee paraphrase reads "Samson" for "Bedan" in 1
Samuel 12:11. Whence some guess Bedan = Ben-Dan, or Be (Hebrew
in) Dan, to be an epithet of Samson, namely, the Danite;
compare Judges 13:25. But the order of the names forbids it.
The Septuagint, Syrian, and Arabic versions read "Barak,"
which also the order forbids; however, see Hebrews 11:32.
Other and spiritual considerations, besides chronology, often
rule the order.
Bedan in Hitchcock's Bible Names
according to judgment
Bedan in Naves Topical Bible
1. One of the deliverers of Israel, possibly identical with
-2. Son of Ullam
Bedan in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(son of judgement).
1. Mentioned in 1Sa 12:11 as a judge of Israel between
Jerubbaal (Gideon) and Jephthah. The Chaldee Paraphrase reads
Samson for Bedan; the LXX., Syriac and Arabic all have Barak.
Ewald suggests that it may be a false reading for Abdon. (B.C.
2. The son of Gilead. 1Ch 7:17
Bedan in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
be'-dan (bedhan, "son of judgment" (?)):
(1) One of the leaders in Israel who with Jerubbaal, Jephthah
and Samuel is mentioned as a deliverer of the nation (1 Sam
12:11). The text is questioned because the Septuagint, Syriac,
and Arabic read "Barak" instead.
(2) A son of Ulam of the house of Manasseh (1 Ch 7:17).
Bedan in Wikipedia
is named as the deliverer of Israelites in 1 Samuel 12:11. He
is not mentioned elsewhere as a judge of Israel. Bp. Patrick
and others hypothesis the name to be a contraction of ben Dan
("the son of Dan") by which they suppose Samson is meant, as
the Targum reads. The LXX, Syriac, and Arabic, however, refer
to the name as Barak, instead of Bedan; and the two latter
versions refer to Samson, instead of Samuel. These readings
are adopted by Houbigant, and appear to be genuine, for it is
not probable that Samuel would enumerate himself.
Bedan Scripture - 1 Chronicles 7:17
And the sons of Ulam; Bedan. These [were] the sons of Gilead,
the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.
Bedan Scripture - 1 Samuel 12:11
And the LORD sent Jerubbaal, and Bedan, and Jephthah, and
Samuel, and delivered you out of the hand of your enemies on
every side, and ye dwelled safe