according to judgment

(son of judgement). + 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. (B.C. about 1150.) + The son of Gilead. (1 Chronicles […]

-1. One of the deliverers of Israel, possibly identical with Abdon 1Sa 12:11 -2. Son of Ullam 1Ch 7:17

One of the judges of Israel (1 Sam. 12:11). It is uncertain who he was. Some suppose that Barak is meant, others Samson, but most probably this is a contracted form of Abdon (Judg. 12:13).