6th Judge of Israel 1191BC-1151BC 40 years.
Gideon was of the tribe of Manasseh and was used by God to achieve a mighty victory over the Midianites who had been oppressing Israel.
Faith's miraculous victory
Son of Joash ( Great warrior)
Gideon had 70 sons and many wives.
Gideon in Hebrew means: Jerubbul - let Baal contend.
now starting at Judges 6:11 The angel of the LORD came and sat down under the oak in Ophrah that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, where his son Gideon was threshing wheat in a winepress to keep it from the Midianites.12 When the angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon, he said, "The LORD is with you, mighty warrior."
13 "But sir," Gideon replied, "if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our fathers told us about when they said, &rsquo'Did not the LORD bring us up out of Egypt?’ But now the LORD has abandoned us and put us into the hand of Midian."
14 The LORD turned to him and said, "Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian's hand. Am I not sending you?"
15 "But Lord," Gideon asked, "how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family."
16 The LORD answered, "I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites together."
17 Gideon replied, "If now I have found favor in your eyes, give me a sign that it is really you talking to me.18 Please do not go away until I come back and bring my offering and set it before you."
And the LORD said, "I will wait until you return."
Continued Judges 6:1—8:35
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More Information:Gideon or Jerubbaal the 6th Judge of Israel.
Called a mighty man of valor
- Characteristics of Gideon:
- Divine inspiration
- Divine Fellowship
- Loyalty to God
- Weakened by prosperity