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Medad
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Medad
Medad (מֵידָד‎, meidad). One of the 70 elders who received God’s Spirit and prophesied (Num 11:26–29). Along with Eldad, he prophesied among the people in the Israelite camp rather than with the other elders in the tent of meeting.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Medad (Person)
MEDAD (PERSON) [Heb mêdād (מֵידָד)]. According to Num 11:26 and 27, one of two elders of Israel (Eldad is the other) who received the spirit and prophesied inside the camp of Israel. Num 11:16–30 report God’s distribution of a portion of the spirit given Moses to seventy elders of Israel. Moses and
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Medad
Medad. Elder of Israel who, with Eldad, prophesied in the wilderness to Joshua’s consternation. Moses, however, defended Medad’s right to speak in God’s name (Nm 11:26, 27).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Medad
Medad mḕdad [Heb. mêḏāḏ—‘affectionate’ (?)]. One of the seventy elders chosen to share with Moses the burden of leadership. Medad and Eldad were not in the tent of meeting when the Spirit of the Lord descended on the rest of the seventy, equipping them for their office; but they received the same
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Medad
MEDAD Elder of Israel who, with Eldad, prophesied in the wilderness to Joshua’s consternation. Moses, however, defended Medad’s right to speak in God’s name (Nm 11:26–27).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Medad
MEDAD. A man associated with Eldad who received the Spirit of the Lord without formal ordination. When informed that Medad was prophesying without being officially approved, Moses did not object but expressed a wish that all of the Lord’s people might prophesy and “that the Lord would put his Spirit
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Medad
Medad (Heb. mêḏāḏ)An elder who, with Eldad, prophesied in the wilderness camp outside the tent of meeting (Num. 11:26–29).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Medad
Medad [mēˊdăd] (Heb. mêḏāḏ “beloved”). An elder who, with Eldad, prophesied in the wilderness camp outside the tent of meeting (Num. 11:26–29).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Medad
ME´DAD (mēʹdad; “beloved, friend”). One of the seventy elders chosen to assist Moses in the government of the people. He and Eldad remained behind in the camp and were not among the rest of the seventy at the Tabernacle. When the Spirit came upon these, He descended also upon Medad and Eldad, so that
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Medad
Medadlove, one of the elders nominated to assist Moses in the government of the people. He and Eldad “prophesied in the camp” (Num. 11:24–29).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Medad
MEDAD [ME dad] — an Israelite who prophesied in the wilderness camp (Num. 11:26–27). When 70 elders assembled in the “tabernacle of meeting,” the Spirit rested on them and they prophesied. Medad and Eldad had not gone to the tabernacle, but had remained in the camp. Nevertheless, the Spirit rested upon
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MEDAD
MEDAD<me’-dad> (מֵידָד‎ [medhadh], “affectionate”): One of the 70 elders on whom the spirit of the Lord came in the days of Moses enabling them to prophesy. Medad and one other, Eldad, began to prophesy in the camp, away from the other elders who had assembled at the door of the tabernacle to hear