- An eastern people (Judg. 6:3) who recur frequently in the OT. A group of them took Joseph into Egypt (Gen. 37:28); the young Moses fled from Egypt to Midian (Exod. 2:15) and there married the daughter of a priest; later, some Midianites were massacred by Moses (Num. 31:1–12) and Gideon defeated them (Judg. 7:23).
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Midianites — • An Arabian tribe introduced into history in the texts of Gen., xxv, 1 4 and I Chron., i, 32 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 … Catholic encyclopedia
MIDIANITES — a race of Arabs descended from Abraham by Keturah, who dwelt to the E. of Akaba; though related, were troublesome to the Hebrews, but were subdued by Gideon … The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
MIDIAN, MIDIANITES — (Heb. מִדְיָנִים, מִדְיָן Gen. 37:28, מִדְיָנִים), name of a people or a group of (semi ) nomadic peoples in the Bible (LXX, Madian, or Madiam; 1QIsa 60:6, מדים). The Midianites are among the sons of Abraham and Keturah who were sent to the land… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Madianites (Midianites) — Madianites † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Madianites (in A.V. MIDIANITES). An Arabian tribe (Sept. Madienaîoi and Madianeîtai, Lat. Madianitæ). Comparison of Gen., xxxvi, 35, with xxxvii, 28, 36 proves that the Biblical authors employ… … Catholic encyclopedia
Judges 6 — 1 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years. 2 And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel: and because of the Midianites the children of Israel made them the … The King James version of the Bible
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Judges 7 — 1 Then Jerubbaal, who is Gideon, and all the people that were with him, rose up early, and pitched beside the well of Harod: so that the host of the Midianites were on the north side of them, by the hill of Moreh, in the valley. 2 And the LORD… … The King James version of the Bible
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