Mentioned in 1 Samuel 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.
The son of Gilead (1 Chronicles 7:17)
Smith's Bible Names Dictionary (1866).
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