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In Bible versions:

a resident of Pirathon in Ephraim, 11 km WSW of Shechem

his dissipation or deprivation; his rupture
Google Maps: Pirathon (32° 17´, 35° 1´)


Strongs #06553: ynwterp Pir`athowniy or ynterp Pir`athoniy

Pirathonite = see Pirathon "princely"

1) an inhabitant of Pirathon

6553 Pir`athowniy pir-aw-tho-nee'

or Pirathoniy {pir-aw-tho-nee'}; patrial from 6552; a
Pirathonite or inhabitant of Pirathon:-Pirathonite.
see HEBREW for 06552

Pirathon [EBD]

prince, or summit, a place "in the land of Ephraim" (Judg. 12:15), now Fer'on, some 10 miles south-west of Shechem. This was the home of Abdon the judge.

Pirathonite [EBD]

(1.) Abdon, the son of Hillel, so called, Judg. 12:13, 15.

(2.) Benaiah the Ephraimite (2 Sam. 23:30), one of David's thirty heroes.

Pirathon [NAVE]

A place in the land of Ephraim, Judg. 12:15.
Men of, Judg. 12:13; 2 Sam. 23:30; 1 Chr. 11:31; 27:14.

Pirathonite [NAVE]

See: Pirathon.


(princely), "in the land of Ephraim in the mount of the Amalekite," a place in (Judges 12:15) Its site, now called Fer?ata , is about one mile and a half south of the road from Jaffa, by Hableh , to Nablus . Pirathonites are mentioned in (Judges 12:13,15) and 1Chr 27:14


a native of or dweller in Pirathon. Two such are named in the Bible:--
  1. Abdon ben-Hillel. (Judges 12:13,15)
  2. "Benaiah the Pirathonite of the children of Ephraim," (1 Chronicles 27:14)


PIRATHON; PIRATHONITE - pir'-a-thon, pir'-a-thon-it (pir`athon, pir`athoni; Codex Vaticanus Pharathom; Codex Alexandrinus Phraathom, Pharathuneites): The home of Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite (Jdg 12:13 ff the King James Version), where also he was buried, "in the land of Ephraim in the mount of the Amalekites." The latter name may have clung to a district which at some former time had been held by the Amalekites. From this town also came Benaiah, one of David's chief captains (2 Sam 23:30; 1 Ch 11:31; 27:14). It is probably to be identified with Fer`ata, about 6 miles Southwest of Nablus. A possible rival is Fir`on, 15 miles West of Nablus. G.A. Smith suggests a position at the head of Wady Far`ah (HGHL, 355). Moore thinks it may have been in Benjamin, Abdon being a Benjamite family (1 Ch 8:23,30; 9:36). It is just possible that the place may be identical with Pharathon, one of the towns fortified by Bacchides (1 Macc 9:50).

W. Ewing

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