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Midianite

[mid-ee-uh-nahyt] /ˈmɪd i əˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a member of an ancient desert people of northwest Arabia near the Gulf of Aqaba, believed to have descended from Midian.
adjective
2.
of or relating to the Midianites.
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  • There he married the daughter of the Midianite priest Reuel.

    A Brief Bible History James Oscar Boyd
  • A little more and it will sink under the wave of the Midianite invasion.

    Judges and Ruth Robert A. Watson
  • But Midianite tribes had also pushed northwards and mingled with the descendants of Ishmael.

  • The Midianite Baal accompanied the Israelites into the wilderness, and that worship was never thoroughly eradicated.

    Demonology and Devil-lore Moncure Daniel Conway
  • Round the outside of the wall, therefore, like the Midianite in the rather comical hymn, did Clare prowl and prowl.

    A Rough Shaking George MacDonald
  • The Midianite Oppression (Judges 6-8) was the most severe, thus far, in the history of the judges.

    The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas Jesse L. Hurlbut
  • With three hundred chosen men Gideon made a night attack upon the Midianite host.

    The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas Jesse L. Hurlbut
  • The words are not the words of a Midianite at all, but such as a Jew would be more apt to utter.

    The Bible: what it is Charles Bradlaugh
  • This young upstart Gideon would soon be sorry enough when he butted his head against the experienced Midianite leaders.

    Quiet Talks on Service

    S. D. Gordon
  • The Midianite merchantmen to whom Joseph was sold for twenty pieces of silver—about a dozen dollars—were from Arabia.

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