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Judge
    Name means 'Hewer'
    Also called Gedeon and Jerub-Baal
    Judge of Israel
    Like Aaron, he questioned God when bad things happened to the Israelites.
    Like Moses, he tried to have the Lord use someone else, thinking he was too weak.
    He punished people by whipping them with thorny plants.
    He was brought the heads of enemy kings and generals.
    He made an idol that the Israelites worshipped.
    He had many wives.
    He threshed wheat in a winepress to keep it hidden.
    He delivered the Israelites from the Midianites and Amalekites who had terrorized them.
    He defeated two giant armies with three hundred men.
    He was one of the first leaders to use psychological warfare.
    People wanted to kill him for destroying the altars to Baal and Asherah.
    He refused to rules the Israelites, saying it was the Lord who was to rule them.
    He had seventy sons and an unnamed number of daughters.
    The Israelites had forty years of peace when he was a judge.
    The Gideons are named after him. They distribute free Bibles to prisons, hotels, and hospitals.
    A Marvel character is named after him.

Credit: Lorg Skyegon


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