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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.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

12:11 Bedan. Bedan is evidently recognized here as one of the most important judges, yet his name is nowhere mentioned in the book of Judges. There was a judge named Abdon, however (Judges 12:13-15), for which “Bedan” might be a variant spelling. Also, it is barely possible that a copyist error might have inadvertently written “Bedan” for “Barak,” since the Hebrew characters for the two names are quite similar. Another possibility is that Samson, of the tribe of Dan, might be called “Bedan” (or “Ben-Dan, “Son of Dan”).

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