Midianites
Midianites
An Arabian tribe introduced into history in the texts of Gen., xxv, 1-4 and I Chron., i, 32

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  • Midianites — 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… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • 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

  • biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …   Universalium

  • Herem — For the same Hebrew word, when used to mean a form of excommunication, see Cherem. Herem or cherem (Hebrew: חרם, ḥērem), as used in the Hebrew Bible, means ‘devote’ or ‘destroy’.[1] It is also referred to as the ban. The term has been explained… …   Wikipedia

  • Joseph (Hebrew Bible) — Joseph or Yosef ( he. יוֹסֵ, Standard Yosef Tiberian Unicode|Yôsēp̄ , ar. يوسف, Yusuf ; He (The Lord) increases/may add ), is a major figure in the Book of Genesis in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). He was Jacob s eleventh son and Rachel s… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Balaam — (Hebrew: בִּלְעָם, Standard unicode|Bilʻam Tiberian unicode|Bilʻām ) is a prophet in the Torah, his story occurring towards the end of the Book of Numbers. The etymology of his name is uncertain, and discussed below. Every ancient reference to… …   Wikipedia

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