Gideon (גדעון in Hebrew) is a masculine given name and surname of Hebrew origin, Which translates to “feller” or “hewer” (i.e. ‘great warrior’) in Hebrew. Gideon (name)
|Language(s)||Hebrew, English, French|
|Name day||September 26 (Croatia)|
|Word/name||Biblical military leader and judge Gideon|
The Lord told Gideon He would use him to free Israel from the oppression of the Midianites, and Gideon expressed his doubt that God would use someone like him to bring about the deliverance of Israel. Gideon wanted a sign reassuring him this was, indeed, the Lord.
When the angel of the Lord first comes to Gideon, he says, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” Gideon seemed to be anything but a mighty warrior. He was so afraid of the Midianites that he was threshing wheat in a place where the wind would not be able to help carry the chaff away.
Gideon is a very strong and masculine name with a good Biblical heritage. It means Great warrior and Gideon was a great warrior judge in the Old Testament. We feel it’s a strong name and fits our son perfectly. We named our first Gideon Lee.
Gideon (/ˈɡɪdiən/), also named Jerubbaal and Jerubbesheth, was a military leader, judge and prophet whose calling and victory over the Midianites are recounted in chapters 6 to 8 of the Book of Judges in the Hebrew Bible.
Gideon may have been cowardly at the beginning, but he was a coward no longer. It is not so important how you start out in life…it is how you finish that counts. Gideon and God’s people would be victorious. Gideon the coward had now become with God’s help, Gideon the mighty man of valor as God predicted.
The belief in happy endings.” In the Season 10 episode “Nelson’s Sparrow,” Gideon is murdered off-screen, having been shot dead at a close range by a serial killer named Donnie Mallick.
The angel of the LORD came and sat down under the oak in Ophrah that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, where his son Gideon was threshing wheat in a winepress to keep it from the Midianites. When the angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon, he said, “The LORD is with you, mighty warrior.”
Dozens of you vigorously protested my interpretation of Judges, 7:5-7, the passage about how Gideon reduces the size of his army. “ Gideon sends home any soldier that picks up water with his hands. He keeps only the soldiers who lap up water with their tongues, like dogs. That leaves him with just 300 men.”
During the time of the Judges, Israel was oppressed by Midian for seven years until Gideon defeated Midian’s armies.
Gideon’s story — and indeed that of all those forgetful Israelites — shows how easily we can slip away from God’s guidance and fall into real trouble. It doesn’t take much. We get so busy and distracted. But we can ‘t become lax in seeking God’s will for our lives, praying, reading, studying and thinking about his word.
Gideon was a man who was willing to do exactly what God wanted him to do, regardless of his own judgment as to the plans or results. In keeping with this symbolism, the symbol of the Gideons is a two-handled pitcher and torch recalling Gideon’s victory over the Midianites as described in Judges, Chapter 7.
The Judges of Israel. After these experiences Samson served as judge in Israel for twenty years (Judg. First Samuel 8 marks a significant transition in Israel’s history. Samuel, the last judge of Israel, died prior to the end of Saul’s reign, though we do not know precisely how many years prior.