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PIRATHON (Φαραθών, Joseph., LXX.), a town in the land of Ephraim, and in the mount of the Amalekites, to which Abdon, one of the judges of Israel, belonged, and where he was buried. (Judges, 12.13, 15.) It was repaired and fortified by Bacchides, in his campaign against the Jews (1 Macc. 9.50; J. AJ 13.1.3.)

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    • Flavius Josephus, Jewish Antiquities, 13.1.3
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