Gideon asks God for a sign
Gideon asked God for a sign. He laid a fleece on a threshing floor and asked it to be wet and the ground dry, and it was so. Next he asked for the reverse, and it was so.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
FLEECEThe Heb. word gēz is translated “fleece” (Deut 18:4; Job 31:20) and also “mown” grass (Ps 72:6; Amos 7:1). It speaks of which is shorn. The similar form gizzâ is also translated “fleece” in Jdg 6:37–40 where Gideon’s experiences with the fleece are related. It seems that the word refers primarily
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
FLEECE (Heb. gēz, “sheared,” Job. 31:20; cf. Deut. 18:4). The wool of a sheep, whether on the living animal, shorn off, or attached to the flayed skin. The miracle of Gideon’s fleece (Judg. 6:37–40) consisted of the dew having fallen one time upon the fleece, without any on the floor, whereas at another
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Fleecethe wool of a sheep, whether shorn off or still attached to the skin (Deut. 18:4; Job 31:20). The miracle of Gideon’s fleece (Judg. 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
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
FLEECE - the coat of wool shorn from a sheep. Gideon used a fleece in a test to determine if God would deliver the nation of Israel from their enemies (Judg. 6:37-40).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
fleece. The coat of wool freshly sheared from a sheep. It is the rendering of the cognate terms gēz H1600 (which can also refer to mown grass, Ps. 72:6; Amos 7:1) and gizzâ H1603 (both nouns derive from the verb gāzaz H1605, “to shear, cut,” Gen. 31:19 et al.). Gideon requested that a fleece be covered
Key passages
Jdg 6:36–40

Then Gideon said to God, “In order to see that you will deliver Israel by my hand, just as you have said, I will place a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If there is dew on the fleece only, and all of the ground is dry, I will know that you will deliver …

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