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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.


1. (Bible) a son of Abraham (Genesis 25:1–2)
2. (Bible) a nomadic nation claiming descent from him
ˈMidianˌite n, adj
ˈMidianˌitish adj


(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.
Lawrence traces the Jewish reception down the centuries of the Exodus story about Jethro, a priest of Midian and leader of a non-Israelite ethnic and religious community whom Moses agrees to live with and marry into his family, and who advised Moses on setting up a system of courts and judges.
In the case of his brother, Aaron, it is no wonder--he doesn't come on the scene until Moses moves to Midian.
Member of the government negotiating team, Abdul Rahaman Abu Midian has renewed the government side commitment to the guidelines as set by the African Union High Level Implementation Panel led by former South African president Thabo Mbeki.
The commandment to conquer the Midian Empire as one man seems all but impossible.
King David then continues: 'Do to them as to Midian, as to Sisera, and as to Yavin in the Kishon brook.
We also find Egyptian priests (Genesis 47: 22) and a priest of Midian, who became Moses' father-in-law.
Later on, Moses settles in Midian for 40 years (7:29-30), thus effectively becoming a Midianite.
In chapter 3 Romer unravels the biblical stories of Moses and the identity of the Midianites and the role the latter may have played in the spread of the cult of YHWH: "Moses was perhaps the leader of a group 'apiru' who, when they had left Egypt, encountered YHWH in Midian and passed on the knowledge of him to other tribes in the south.
The 278 members of the class of 2016 include Pablo Alder-Alvarez, Paola Aleman-Vasquez, James Asbury, Livingston Assensoh, Matthew Ault-Hanlon, Adriana Austin, Amelia Austin, Jeremy Baker, Adrienne Banks, Maceo Banyan, Rachael Barrows, Jonathan Baughman, Sophia Baughman, Justin Baxley, Dana Bean, Brett Beckley, Bailey Bennett, Yakov Berenstein, Araxi Best, Skylar Bieber, Benjamin Boriskin, Zoe Boriskin, Joshua Bowers Jackson Boyce, Caleb Bracco, Claire Brase, Aidan Braun, Zacharie Breaux, Hagen Brown, Jaycob Brule, Suyeon Byun, Margaret Cantrell, Miranda Castor-Risen, Alec Chapin-Jones, Yao Chen, William Chilton, Allison Clark, Dekon Coe, Ariel Colden, Midian Coombs, Lisa Cooney, Sawyer Corson, Elijah Cowsill, Luke Currey, Eli Cytrynbaum,
The items of the signed roadmap cannot be subjected to change, supplementation or deletion," said a member of the government negotiating delegation Abdel Rahman Abu Midian in statements to the semi-official Sudanese Media Center (SMC).