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An ancient tribe in northwest Arabia, said in the Hebrew Scriptures to be descendants of Abraham.

[Hebrew midyān; see dyn in Semitic roots.]

Mid′i·an·ite′ adj. & n.
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1. (Bible) a son of Abraham (Genesis 25:1–2)
2. (Bible) a nomadic nation claiming descent from him
ˈMidianˌite n, adj
ˈMidianˌitish adj
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(ˈmɪd i ən)

a son of Abraham. Gen. 25:1–4.
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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.
"`Quick as the slaughtered squadrons fell In Midian's evil day.'
He fled to Midian, lived in the home of Jethro, a priest, and married Zipporah, one of Jethro's daughters.
Join in for a night of music with Joan McEldowney, Martyn Crocker, Midian Almeida (pictured), Manfred Malzahn and Ollie Chapman, as part of the Al Ain Music Festival 2019, at La Dolce Vita, Al Ain, from 6-9pm.
They first headed to the Sinai Peninsula to reach Aqaba, the first stop on the route, before traveling on to Midian. After reaching Midian, Egyptian pilgrims turned to one of two paths, one inland road and the other coastal.
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They told WAFA that residents threw rocks and bottles at the soldiers, who fired back live and rubber-coated metal bullets injuring eight Palestinians, one of them, 20-year-old Midian Daoud, reported in critical condition after he was shot by a live bullet in the chest.
After fleeing Egypt, Moses had been tending his father-in-law's flocks in the Midian desert for decades.
But I am reminded of the lines we were asked to memorize as children: The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephrah; all they come from Sheba shall come; they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the Lord.
And what, if any, were the connections between Moses and Midian? Could Moses have been, not a refugee there, but a Midianite himself, like Zipporah and her family?