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Who Was Gideon In The Bible? (Secrets Revealed)

Who Was Gideon In The Bible? (Secrets Revealed)

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Who was Gideon in The Bible? Was Gideon A Prophet?

Gideon in the bible was the mighty man of varlor that was approached by the Angel of the Lord to deliver the people of Israel from Baal and idol worship and defeat the Midianites with only 300 men. This is recounted starting in the 6th chapter of Judges.

Quick Facts about Gideon From Across the Web

  1. Gideon was a judge and a mighty man of war in Israel.
  2. Gideon was the fifth judge and renowned as the greatest of Israel.
  3. Gideon was a judge and hero-liberator of Israel 
  4. He was the fifth judge over Israel in the book of Judges.
  5. He was one of many leaders in the book of Judges who saved the Israelites from various enemies.
  6. Gideon was a judge appearing in the biblical Book of Judges.

How Old Was Gideon When God Called Him?

The Bible doesn't say exactly how old Gideon was when God called him. We only know that he ruled for 40 years in Israel according to Judges 8.

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Introduction of Gideon In Scripture in Judges 6: 11-14

  • 11 Now the Angel of the Lord came and sat under the terebinth tree which was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon threshed wheat in the winepress, in order to hide it from the Midianites. 
  • 12 And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him, and said to him, “The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!”
  • 13 Gideon said to Him, “O [c]my lord, if the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about, saying, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up from Egypt?’ But now the Lord has forsaken us and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.”
  • 14 Then the Lord turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Have I not sent you?”

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