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Gid·e·on 1

In the Bible, a Hebrew judge who vehemently opposed the Baal cult and defeated the Midianites.

Gid·e·on 2

A member of an interdenominational and international society known for placing Bibles in hotel rooms.

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


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


(ˈgɪd i ən)

a judge of Israel and conqueror of the Midianites. Judges 6–8.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Lepofsky, said, "We are very pleased that Gideon Argov has agreed to join our Board.
Gideon complements and strengthens Oriole's leadership with his proven business development skills.
Gideon, aged 48, holds a BA degree in Political Science and Psychology from Bar-Ilan University and a Masters degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Derby.
Shimon Eckhouse, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, Our sincere thanks and appreciation goes to Gideon Tolkowsky for leading our Board during the initial phases of our Company, and during this past year as we completed our successful initial public offering in January and subsequent secondary offering in July.
His paintings and sculptures include some of the world's most known subjects, including the famous Gideon Holocaust Collection.
Scott is results-oriented and will make a strong addition to the Gideon Technologies team," said Ken Halley, CEO and Co-founder of Gideon.
17 /PRNewswire/ -- Gideon Technologies, the leading agentless, SCAP-compliant, automated network scanning, measurement and reporting solution, announces winning a federal, department-wide contract to provide the U.