🔼The name Abidan in the Bible
Abidan, son of Gideoni, is mentioned among the descendants of Benjamin during the first census of Israel, which Moses conducted while camped in the desert of Sinai (Numbers 1:11). This Abidan shows up a few times more in the book of Numbers, as leader of the Benjamin tribe and army (2:22, 7:60 and 10:24). After that, the name Abidan no longer occurs in the Bible.
🔼Etymology of the name Abidan
The name Abidan consists of two elements. The first element is the familiar word אב (ab), meaning father:
The post-fixed letter yod forms a possessive: either my father, or father of.
The second element of the name Abidan derives from the verb דין (din), meaning to judge or govern:
For a meaning of the name Abidan, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads The Father Is Judge. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Father Of A Judge. BDB Theological Dictionary proposes My Father Is Judge.