Gideon


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Gid·e·on 1

 (gĭd′ē-ən)
In the Bible, a Hebrew judge who vehemently opposed the Baal cult and defeated the Midianites.

Gid·e·on 2

 (gĭd′ē-ən)
n.
A member of an interdenominational and international society known for placing Bibles in hotel rooms.

[From Gideons International, formerly the Gideon Society, after Gideon.]

Gideon

(ˈɡɪdɪən)
n
(Bible) Old Testament a Hebrew judge who led the Israelites to victory over their Midianite oppressors (Judges 6:11–8:35)

Gid•e•on

(ˈgɪd i ən)

n.
a judge of Israel and conqueror of the Midianites. Judges 6–8.
Translations
Gedeone
References in classic literature ?
Bless his counsels, his undertakings, and his work; strengthen his kingdom by Thine almighty hand, and give him victory over his enemy, even as Thou gavest Moses the victory over Amalek, Gideon over Midian, and David over Goliath.
She listened to every word about the victory of Moses over Amalek, of Gideon over Midian, and of David over Goliath, and about the destruction of "Thy Jerusalem," and she prayed to God with the tenderness and emotion with which her heart was overflowing, but without fully understanding what she was asking of God in that prayer.
There is nothing about Tabor (except we concede that it was the scene of the Transfiguration,) but some gray old ruins, stacked up there in all ages of the world from the days of stout Gideon and parties that flourished thirty centuries ago to the fresh yesterday of Crusading times.
To whom thus Jesus patiently replied:-- "Yet wealth without these three is impotent To gain dominion, or to keep it gained-- Witness those ancient empires of the earth, In highth of all their flowing wealth dissolved; But men endued with these have oft attained, In lowest poverty, to highest deeds-- Gideon, and Jephtha, and the shepherd lad Whose offspring on the throne of Juda sate So many ages, and shall yet regain That seat, and reign in Israel without end.
Well hast thou spoken, Sir Knight, until the God of Jacob shall raise up for his chosen people a second Gideon, or a new Maccabeus, it ill beseemeth the Jewish damsel to speak of battle or of war.
We will not be told that just because we backed President Kenyatta, who is the son of a former President, we must also back Gideon because he is also son of another former president.
While Gideon will be lending Zari a hand in the episode, Pemberton revealed that her character actually has a rocky relationship with the Legends' latest recruit.
Given that scholarship and recognition of the New York composer is still growing (and surprising considering Gideon's impressive body of work), Jensen-Moulton's introduction to the piano-vocal score edition is essential, and establishes crucial biographical material on Gideon as well as the historical and musical contexts for the opera.
the role of Gideon as a lever for limiting other rights.
Gideon Nasilowski, who seems to have been dubbed "The Brave Swimmer" by FNB colleagues, competed in the 50meter breaststroke, 50meter backstroke, 50meter freestyle and the 100meter breaststroke in Pretoria.
Female readers might find Gideon a bit annoying, just as his wife does when he asks her on their wedding night about female plumbing.
But Carver and his associates soon catch up and Gideon is wounded in the crossfire.