Elon (Judges)

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Elon
PredecessorIbzan
SuccessorAbdon
Spouse(s)(Gideon)

In the Bible, Elon (or Ahialon in Douay–Rheims and some other translations) (Hebrew: אֵילֹן, Modern: Elon, Tiberian: ʼÊlōn, "oak"; Ancient Greek: Αἰλώμ; Latin: Ahialon) is named in the Book of Judges at chapter 12 and verses 11 and 12, as being a member of the Tribe of Zebulun who served as a judge of Israel for ten years, who followed Ibzan and was succeeded by Abdon.[1] [2][3][4] Elon, along with Tola, Jair, Ibzan, and Abdon are only briefly mentioned and appear to the names of clans.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Elon". Jewish Encyclopedia. 1906.
  2. ^ Thomas L. Thompson (1 January 2000). Early History of the Israelite People: From the Written & Archaeological Sources. BRILL. p. 96. ISBN 90-04-11943-4.
  3. ^ Marc Zvi Brettler (2002). The Book of Judges. Psychology Press. p. 107. ISBN 978-0-415-16216-6.
  4. ^ Philip R. Davies (1995). In Search of "Ancient Israel": A Study in Biblical Origins. A&C Black. p. 26. ISBN 978-1-85075-737-5.
Elon (Judges)
Preceded by
Ibzan
Judge of Israel Succeeded by
Abdon