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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4090 - מְדָן
1) strife, contention
1083) nd (דנ DN) AC: Rule CO: Ruler AB: Quarrel: The pictograph d is a picture of a door. The n is a picture of a seed representing the idea of life. Combined these pictures mean "the door of life". The ancient Hebrew concept of a "judge" is one who restores life. The goal of one that rules or judges is to bring a pleasant and righteous life to the people. This can also mean a deliverer as one whom restores life to his people. (eng: damn - with an added m; dean - as a judge)
Nm ) nid (דינ DYN) - I. Judge:[df: Nwd]II. Judgment:[Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (28): judge, judgment, cause, plea, strife, tread, out - Strongs: H1779 (דּוּן), H1780 (דִּין), H1781 (דַּיָּן), H1782 (דַּיָּן)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
מְדָן (from the root דִּין).
(1) strife, contention, only in pl. מְדָנִים Proverbs 6:14, 19 10:12.
(2) [Medan], pr.n. of a son of Abraham and Keturah, brother of Midian, Genesis 25:2.
Eve of Ascension