Fleece
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
The wool of a sheep, whether shorn off or still attached to the skin (Deuteronomy 18:4; Job 31:20). The miracle of Gideon's fleece (Judges 6:37-40) consisted in the dew having fallen at one time on the fleece without any on the floor, and at another time in the fleece remaining dry while the ground was wet with dew.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The entire coat of wood that covers a sheep or other similar animal; also, the quantity shorn from a sheep, or animal, at one time.

2. (n.) Any soft woolly covering resembling a fleece.

3. (n.) The fine web of cotton or wool removed by the doffing knife from the cylinder of a carding machine.

4. (v. t.) To deprive of a fleece, or natural covering of wool.

5. (v. t.) To strip of money or other property unjustly, especially by trickery or fraud; to bring to straits by oppressions and exactions.

6. (v. t.) To spread over as with wool.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FLEECE

fles.

See GIDEON; SHEEP; WOOL.

Strong's Hebrew
1492. gizzah -- a fleece
... a fleece. Transliteration: gizzah Phonetic Spelling: (gaz-zaw') Short Definition:
fleece. Word Origin from gazaz Definition a fleece NASB Word Usage fleece (7). ...
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1488. gez -- a shearing, mowing
... 1487, 1488. gez. 1489 . a shearing, mowing. Transliteration: gez Phonetic Spelling:
(gaze) Short Definition: fleece. ... fleece, mowing, mown grass. ...
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6787. Tsemarayim -- a place in Benjamin, also a mountain in ...
... Zemaraim. Dual of tsemer; double fleece; Tsemarajim, a place in Palestine -- Zemaraim.
see HEBREW tsemer. 6786, 6787. Tsemarayim. 6788 . Strong's Numbers.
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Library

Gideon and the Fleece.
... GIDEON AND THE FLEECE. ... But he was not quite satisfied. He begged God for a second
sign. This time the ground was to be wet and the fleece of wool dry. ...
/.../anonymous/mother stories from the old testament/gideon and the fleece.htm

Gideon's Fleece
... THE BOOK OF JUDGES GIDEON'S FLEECE. ... First the fleece is to be wet and the ground
to be dry, then the fleece is to be dry and the ground wet. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/gideons fleece.htm

Gideon's Fleece. Judg 6:37-40
... JUDGES Hymn 23 GIDEON's fleece. Judg 6:37-40. John Newton 8,8,8,8. GIDEON's
fleece. Judg 6:37-40. The signs which GOD to Gideon gave,. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/newton/olney hymns/hymn 23 gideons fleece judg.htm

The Choice of Gideon was a Figure of Our Lord's Incarnation, The
... The seeking of various signs by Gideon was also a mystery, for by the dryness and
moistening of the fleece was signified the falling away of the Jews and the ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/the choice of gideon was.htm

The Story of Gideon and his Three Hundred Soldiers
... Here is a fleece of wool on this threshing floor. If ... Midianites.". Very
early the next morning, Gideon came to look at the fleece. ...
/.../marshall/the wonder book of bible stories/the story of gideon and.htm

Pleading
... You remember Gideon laid a fleece upon the barn floor, and in the morning
all round was dry and the fleece alone was wet. God alone ...
//christianbookshelf.org/spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 17 1871/pleading.htm

Book iii. --Of the Harmony of the Fathers of the Old and New ...
... Victorious war; to wit, that with the dew. A fleece, exposèd for the night,
should be. ... 110 The enemies' palm); and then again, the fleece. ...
/.../fathers of the third century tertullian appendix/book iii of the harmony of.htm

That Holy Complacency Gives Our Heart to God, and Makes us Feel a ...
... By complacency our soul, like Gideon's fleece, is wholly filled with heavenly dew,
and this dew belongs to the fleece because it falls upon it, and again the ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter iii that holy complacency.htm

St. Ambrose Returns to the Story of the Widow of Sarepta...
... except that He, too, "shall come down like rain upon a fleece, and like the drops
that water the earth." [3329] In which passage is disclosed the mystery of ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter iii st ambrose returns.htm

Psalm XLVI.
... 1494] then was fulfilled, "I will command the clouds that they rain no rain upon
it." The nation of the Jews hath just so remained as a fleece dry upon the ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm xlvi.htm

Thesaurus
Fleece (6 Occurrences)
... The miracle of Gideon's fleece (Judges 6:37-40) consisted in the dew having fallen
at one time on the fleece without any on the floor, and at another time in ...
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Drought (20 Occurrences)
... Judges 6:37 lo, I am placing the fleece of wool in the threshing-floor: if dew is
on the fleece alone, and on all the earth drought -- then I have known that ...
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Dew (35 Occurrences)
... The wetting of Gideon's fleece (Judges 6:38) is an indication of the amount of dew
formed, and the same phenomenon might be observed any clear night in summer ...
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Wool (34 Occurrences)
... by shearing. This is removed from the animal as far as possible in one piece
or fleece usually without previous washing. The fleeces ...
/w/wool.htm - 21k

Dry (217 Occurrences)
... Judges 6:37 behold, I will put a fleece of wool on the threshing floor; if there
be dew on the fleece only, and it be dry on all the ground, then shall I know ...
/d/dry.htm - 37k

Wringed (1 Occurrence)
... Judges 6:38 And it was so: for he rose up early on the morrow, and thrust the fleece
together, and wringed the dew out of the fleece, a bowl full of water. ...
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Wrung (5 Occurrences)
... Judges 6:38 It was so; for he rose up early on the next day, and pressed the fleece
together, and wrung the dew out of the fleece, a bowl full of water. ...
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Wringeth (1 Occurrence)
... Judges 6:38 and it is so, and he riseth early on the morrow, and presseth the fleece,
and wringeth dew out of the fleece -- the fulness of the bowl, of water. ...
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Drained (38 Occurrences)
... (BBE). Judges 6:38 It was so; for he rose up early on the next day, and pressed
the fleece together, and wrung the dew out of the fleece, a bowl full of water. ...
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Presseth (11 Occurrences)
... Judges 6:38 and it is so, and he riseth early on the morrow, and presseth the fleece,
and wringeth dew out of the fleece -- the fulness of the bowl, of water. ...
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Concordance
Fleece (6 Occurrences)

Deuteronomy 18:4
The first fruits of your grain, of your new wine, and of your oil, and the first of the fleece of your sheep, you shall give him.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT RSV)

Judges 6:37
behold, I will put a fleece of wool on the threshing floor; if there be dew on the fleece only, and it be dry on all the ground, then shall I know that you will save Israel by my hand, as you have spoken."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 6:38
It was so; for he rose up early on the next day, and pressed the fleece together, and wrung the dew out of the fleece, a bowl full of water.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 6:39
Gideon said to God, "Don't let your anger be kindled against me, and I will speak but this once. Please let me make a trial just this once with the fleece. Let it now be dry only on the fleece, and on all the ground let there be dew."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 6:40
God did so that night: for it was dry on the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 31:20
if his heart hasn't blessed me, if he hasn't been warmed with my sheep's fleece;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Fleece

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Dew (35 Occurrences)

Wool (34 Occurrences)

Dry (217 Occurrences)

Wringed (1 Occurrence)

Wrung (5 Occurrences)

Wringeth (1 Occurrence)

Drained (38 Occurrences)

Presseth (11 Occurrences)

Bowlful (3 Occurrences)

Bowl-full (1 Occurrence)

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Floor (69 Occurrences)

Pressed (65 Occurrences)

Kindled (83 Occurrences)

Riseth (165 Occurrences)

Gideon (45 Occurrences)

Thrust (92 Occurrences)

Fulness (76 Occurrences)

Try (84 Occurrences)

Loins (72 Occurrences)

Fill (126 Occurrences)

Allow (86 Occurrences)

Laying (87 Occurrences)

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Morrow (113 Occurrences)

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Warming (7 Occurrences)

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