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Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament

Gideon

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(Γεδεών)

Gideon was a man of valour who, according to Judges 6-8, received a visit from Jahweh’s messenger, overturned the altar of Baal, saved Israel from the hand of Midian, chastised the men of Succoth, and finally refused a crown. He is merely named in Hebrews (Hebrews 11:32) among the ancients who wrought great deeds by faith, time failing the author to recount the achievements of all his heroes.

James Strahan.


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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Gideon'. Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hdn/g/gideon.html. 1906-1918.

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