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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #4080 - מִדְיָן

Transliteration
midyân
Phonetics
mid-yawn'  
Word Origin
the same as (04079)
Parts of Speech
N/A
TWOT
None
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

Midian or Midianite = “strife”

1) son of Abraham by Keturah and progenitor of the tribe of Midianites or Arabians (noun proper masculine)

2) the tribe descended from Midian (noun proper masculine)

3) the territory of the tribe descended from Midian; located principally in the desert north of the Arabian peninsula; land to which Moses went when he fled from Pharaoh (noun proper locative)

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (59) NAS (59) HCS (59)
Genesis 3
Exodus 5
Numbers 8
Joshua 1
Judges 29
1 Kings 1
1 Chronicles 3
Psalms 1
Isaiah 3
Habakkuk 1
Genesis 3
Exodus 5
Numbers 8
Joshua 1
Judges 29
1 Kings 1
1 Chronicles 3
Psalms 1
Isaiah 3
Habakkuk 1
Genesis 3
Exodus 5
Numbers 10
Joshua 1
Judges 31
1 Kings 1
1 Chronicles 3
Psalms 1
Isaiah 3
Habakkuk 1
BYZ TIS TR
n-p 59
n-p 55
n-p 55
NA WH


Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 מִדְיָן proper name, masculine 1. son of Abraham and Keturah Genesis 25:2,4 (J) 1 Chronicles 1:32,33.

2 an Arabian tribe Genesis 36:35 (= 1 Chronicles 1:46) Numbers 31:3 (twice in verse); Numbers 31:7,8 (twice in verse); Numbers 31:9 (P) Judges 6-9 (31t.); having a כֹּהֵן (as chieftain?) Exodus 2:16; Exodus 3:1; Exodus 18:1 (E); זקנים Numbers 22:4,7 (JE), נשׂיא(יםׅ Numbers 25:18 (P) Joshua 13:21 (P), שׂרים Judges 7:25; Judges 8:3, מלכים Numbers 31:8 (twice in verse); Judges 8:5,12,26; בִּכְרֵי מִדְיָן dromedaries of Midian Isaiah 60:6; יוֺם מִדְיָן day of Midian Isaiah 9:3 (the victory over Midian Judges 7-8) compare Judges 10:26; Psalm 83:10,

3אֶרֶץ מִרְיָן the land of Midian Exodus 2:15 (E) Habakkuk 3:7; מִדְיָן Exodus 4:19 (J) Numbers 25:15 (P) 1 Kings 11:18; land on Aelanitic gulf (where Arabic geographers still place town ). compare on Midian, Glaser Skizze ii. 447 ff.; Hom Aufsätze i. (1892), 4 f.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

מִדְיָן m.

(1)  strife, contention (from the root דִּין see Niphal), pl. מִדְיָנִים Proverbs 18:18, 19:13, and elsewhere in קרי, where כתיב has מִדְוָנִים. See מָדוֹן.

(2) [Midian], pr.n. of an Arabian nation, descended from Abraham (Genesis 25:2), whose territory lay from the eastern shore of the Ælanitic gulf (where the Arabian geographers place the city مَدُيَن), as far as the land of Moab, and appears to have extended to Mount Sinai, Exodus 3:1, 18:5 Num 31:1-54 -Jud. 68. In some passages the Midianites seem nearly identified with the Ishmaelites, Genesis 37:25, compare 36 Genesis 37:36; Judges 7:12, compare 8:22, 24 Judges 8:24, from whom, however, in other places, they are distinguished, Genesis 25:2, Genesis 25:4, -1218.-בִּכְרֵי מִדְיָן the dromedaries of Midian, Isaiah 60:6 יוֹם מִדְיָן the day of Midian, Isaiah 9:3, i.e. the victory gained over the Midianites (compare Jud. chap.,.)-The Gentile noun is מִדְיָנִי a Midianite, Numbers 10:29 pl. ־ִים Genesis 37:28 f. ־ִית Numbers 25:15.

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List of Word Forms
בְּמִדְיָ֑ן בְּמִדְיָ֔ן בְּמִדְיָ֖ן בְּמִדְיָֽן׃ במדין במדין׃ וּמִדְיָ֖ן וּמִדְיָ֨ן ומדין כְּמִדְיָ֑ן כמדין מִדְיָ֑ן מִדְיָ֔ן מִדְיָ֖ן מִדְיָ֗ן מִדְיָ֜ן מִדְיָ֧ן מִדְיָֽן׃ מִדְיָן֙ מִמִּדְיָ֔ן מדין מדין׃ ממדין bə·miḏ·yān bemidYan bəmiḏyān kə·miḏ·yān kemidYan kəmiḏyān miḏ·yān midYan miḏyān mim·miḏ·yān mimidYan mimmiḏyān ū·miḏ·yān umidYan ūmiḏyān
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