Gideon's Beliefs

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Gideon was the fifth judge out of the fifth-teen judges of Israel. His name means person who destroys, brakes, hacker, or he that cuts down. He was the weakest person in his clan of Abiezer in the tribe of Manasseh. Manasseh also happened to be the weakest tribe in Judah. His father, Joash, was the leader of Gideon’s clan. Gideon helps his father with his job which is farming and hiding the crops from the Midianites. The Midianites had taken control of all of Israel for seven years because God saw that the people of Israel were doing wrong. They forced the Israelites into the mountains but they also steal all of their crops and cattle. The people of Israel cried out to got for help. Gideon was a nobody until an angel of the Lord came to him.…show more content…
He gave each man a ram’s horn in the right hand and a clay jar with a torch inside in the left hand. They split into three groups surrounding the camp and as soon as Gideon started to blow into the horn, the rest of the army did so as well. The Midianites in the camp woke up to the loud noise of the horns and they started running all around their camp. Gideon’s army they threw their jars causing the fire to spread and they were shouting “For the LORD and for Gideon” and “A sword for the LORD and Gideon”. With all of the confusion in the camp, the Midianites started to kill each other thinking that the other was the enemy.
After the ambush of the Midian camp, Gideon and his three hundred men went hunting for the ones who escaped including the two Midianite kings, Zebah and Zalmunna. After they found the two kings, Gideon killed them himself and they returned back home. After the news of Gideon defeating the Midianites, Israel wanted him to be their king. He refused and told them that someone else was their king, God. For the next forty years, Israel was at peace until Gideon died. As soon as he died, Israel went back into temptation and started to worship Baal and other false gods
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