|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
One of the judges of Israel (1 Samuel 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 (Judges 12:13).
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
be'-dan (bedhan, "son of judgment" (?)):
(1) One of the leaders in Israel who with Jerubbaal, Jephthah and Samuel is mentioned as a deliverer of the nation (1 Samuel 12:11). The text is questioned because the Septuagint, Syriac, and Arabic read "Barak" instead.
(2) A son of Ulam of the house of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 7:17).
Bedan (2 Occurrences)
1 Samuel 12:11 Yahweh sent Jerubbaal, and Bedan, and Jephthah, and Samuel, and delivered you out of the hand of your enemies on every side; and you lived in safety. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
1 Chronicles 7:17 The sons of Ulam: Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)