ABIDAN (a-bī'dăn, Heb. ’ăvîdhān, the father is judge). A prince of the tribe of Benjamin chosen to represent his tribe at the census in the wilderness of Sinai (Num.1.11; Num.2.22). He was present at the dedication of the tabernacle, making an offering as one of the heads of Israel (Num.7.60, Num.7.65).
ABIDAN ə bī’ dən
, the [my] father is judge
). A Benjamite prince, son of Gideoni, who represented his tribe as a census taker in the Wilderness of Sinai (Num 1:11
) and, as one of the twelve tribal princes, made an offering for the tribe of Benjamin at the dedication of the wilderness Tabernacle. Benjamin’s offering was on the ninth day (Num 7:60
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
Abidan, son of Gideoni, was a "prince" of the children of Benjamin (Nu 2:22; 10:24). He was chosen to represent his tribe at the census in the wilderness of Sinai (Nu 1:11). When, on the erection, anointing and sanctification of the Tabernacle, the heads of Israel offered, Abidan offered on the ninth day (Nu 7:60,65).