Gidon

Synonyms:
Gideon, gid-ON, גִדְעוֹן
Gideon (Wikipedia)
Gideon
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PredecessorDeborah
SuccessorAbimelech
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Gideon (/ˈɡɪdiən/) or Gedeon, also named Jerubbaal, and Jerubbesheth, was a military leader, judge and prophet whose calling and victory over the Midianites are recounted in chapters 6 to 8 of the Book of Judges in the Hebrew Bible.

Gideon was the son of Joash, from the Abiezrite clan in the tribe of Manasseh and lived in Ephra (Ophrah). As a leader of the Israelites, he won a decisive victory over a Midianite army despite a vast numerical disadvantage, leading a troop of 300 'valiant' men.

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