Gideon or Jerubbaal
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Gideon or Jerubbaal

Of the tribe of Manasseh, a valiant and prudent judge of Israel, particularly the eastern and northern tribes, B. C. 1249 to 1209. He resided in Ophrah, east of the Jordan, a region often ravaged in harvest-time by the wandering tribes on its eastern border. Being called of God to deliver his people, and encouraged by signs from heaven, he defeated the Midiantites, and caused Israel to dwell in safety for many years. In punishing the refractory cities Succoth and Penuel, and the fratricides Zeba and Zalmunna- in soothing the jealousy of the Ephraimites, and in declining the crown offered him by the Jews, he evinced those qualities which made him a successful judge. In the matter of the golden ephod, however, he fell into a sin and a snare; for this memorial of the wonders God had wrought became ere long an object of idolatrous veneration, Jud 8:35 1 Samuel 12:11 Hebrews 11:32.

Strong's Hebrew
3378. Yerubbaal -- "let Baal contend," a name of Gideon
... Jerubbaal. From riyb and Ba'al; Baal will contend; Jerubbaal, a symbol. Name of
Gideon -- Jerubbaal. see HEBREW riyb. see HEBREW Ba'al. 3377, 3378. ...
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The Crowning of Abimelech
... who had delivered them out of the hand of all their enemies on every side: neither
shewed they kindness to the house of Jerubbaal, who is Gideon, according to ...
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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 ...
1. When Jerubbaal, as we read, was beating out wheat [783] under an oak, he ...
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'Fit, Though Few'
... THE BOOK OF JUDGES 'FIT, THOUGH FEW'. 'Then Jerubbaal, who is Gideon, and all the
people that were with him, rose up early, and pitched beside the well of Harod ...
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The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
... The double name of the hero, Gideon-Jerubbaal, has led some to assign its elements
respectively to Gideon, judge of the western portion of Manasseh, and ...
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Fragment xviii. And this was not Without Meaning; but that by ...
... that by means of the number of the ten men, [4825] he (Gideon) might appear ... in their
idol-worship, they threw the blame upon him: for "Jerubbaal" signifies the ...
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The King after Man's Heart
... And the Lord sent Jerubbaal, and Bedan, and Jephthah, and Samuel, and delivered
you out ... the roll-call in the Epistle to the Hebrews, where Gideon, Barak, and ...
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