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Midianites (Patriarchal Period)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Midian, Son of Abraham
Midian, Son of Abraham (מִדְיָן‎, midyan). The son of Abraham through Keturah, whom Abraham married after Sarah died (Gen 25:2; 1 Chr 1:32). Patriarch of the Midianites.
Midianites
Midianites (מִדְיָנִי‎, midyaniy). A people group in the southeast Levant, characterized in the Old Testament as descendants of Midian, Abraham’s son by his second wife, Keturah.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Midian (Person)
MIDIAN (PERSON) [Heb midyan (מִדְיַן)]. MIDIANITES. The son of Abraham and Keturah in the genealogy of Genesis 25:2. It is also the name of an ethnic or political population group especially associated with S Transjordan that played a very important role in the earliest history of ancient Israel, and
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Madian
Madian. kjv spelling of Midian, a geographical region in northwest Arabia, in Acts 7:29.See Midian, Midianite.
Midian, Midianite
Midian, Midianite. Person, place, or people, the latter living on the eastern edge of Gilead, Moab, and Edom south into northwest Arabia. They had few, if any, permanent settlements.Midian and his descendants figure prominently only in the early history of Israel, in connection with Abraham (Gn 25:1–6),
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Midian
Midian midʹi-ən, MIDIANITES [Heb miḏyān, miḏyānî, miḏyānîm]. The biblical materials regard the Midianites as the descendants of the union between Abraham and Keturah (Gen. 25:2). References to the Midianites and the land of Midian are scattered throughout the OT, but are more frequent prior
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Madian
MADIAN* kjv spelling of Midian, a geographical region in northwest Arabia, in Acts 7:29. See Midian, Midianite.
Midian, Midianite
MIDIAN, MIDIANITE Person, place, or people, the latter living on the eastern edge of Gilead, Moab, and Edom south into northwest Arabia. They had few, if any, permanent settlements.Midian and his descendants figure prominently only in the early history of Israel, in connection with Abraham (Gn 25:1–6),
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Midian, Midianites
Midian (mid´ee-uhn), Midianites (mid´ee-uhn-its), a son of Abraham and his concubine Keturah (Gen. 25:1–2), and his descendants. When Abraham expelled Isaac’s rivals “to the east country,” Midian was included (25:6). Thus, the Midianites were counted among the “people of the east” (Judg. 6:3, 33; 7:12),
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Midian, Midianites
MIDIAN, MIDIANITES. Midian, whose name means contention or strife, was the fourth of the six sons of Abraham by Keturah (Gen 25:2; 1 Chr 1:32). He, along with the other sons of the concubines, was sent away with gifts into the wilderness to prevent a contest over the inheritance of Isaac (Gen 25:1–6).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Midianites
MIDIANITES. They consisted of five families, linked to Abraham through Midian, son of the concubine Keturah. Abraham sent them away, with all his other sons by concubines, into the E (Gn. 25:1–6). Thus the Midianites are found inhabiting desert borders in Transjordan from Moab down past Edom.They were
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Midian
Midian (Heb. miḏyān)The fourth son of Abraham and his concubine Keturah; eponymous ancestor of the Midianites (Gen. 21:1; 1 Chr. 1:32). Aside from Isaac, Sarah’s only child, the fate of all of Abraham’s children was to be sent into the Arabian desert where they became the eponymous ancestors of Arab
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Midian
Midian [mĭdˊĭ ən] (Heb. miḏyān).† The fourth son of Abraham and his third wife (or concubine), Keturah; eponymous ancestor of the Midianites (Heb. miḏyānî, miḏyānîm; Gen. 25:1; 1 Chr. 1:32). Along with the other sons of Abraham’s concubines, Midian was sent “eastward to the east country,”
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Midian; Midianites
MIDIAN; MIDIANITES A country in the northwestern part of the Arabian peninsula, along the Gulf of Elath, bordered by Edom to the north and the Arabian kingdoms to the south. At times the Midianites controlled parts of the Arabah, the Negev and Sinai. It was in Sinai that Moses met Jethro, the priest
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Midianites
MIDIANITES A people of northwest Arabia who had an important role in the early history of Israel. Midian was the son of Abraham and Keturah, Abraham’s second wife (Gen 25:1–2; 1 Chr 1:32). Moses fled from Egypt and went to Midian, where he married Zipporah and developed a trusting relationship with his
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