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ˈgɪd i əngideon
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A warrior judge of Israel.
A warrior judge of Israel mentioned in the book of Judges.
A male given name from Hebrew, popularized by Puritans.
An English patronymic surname.
A city in Missouri, United States; named for lumber businessman Frank Gideon.
A census-designated place in Oklahoma, United States.
Etymology: From גדעון.
Gideon (; Hebrew: גִּדְעוֹן, Modern: Gīdʿōn, Tiberian: Gīḏəʿōn) also named Jerubbaal and Jerubbesheth, was a military leader, judge and prophet whose calling and victory over the Midianites are recounted in Judges 6–8 of the Book of Judges in the Hebrew Bible. Gideon was the son of Joash, from the Abiezrite clan in the tribe of Manasseh and lived in Ephra (Ophrah). As a leader of the Israelites, he won a decisive victory over a Midianite army despite a vast numerical disadvantage, leading a troop of 300 "valiant" men.[Judges 7] Archaeologists in southern Israel have found a 3,100-year-old fragment of a jug with five letters written in ink that appear to represent the name Jerubbaal, or Yeruba'al.
Gideon or Gedeon, which means "Destroyer," "Mighty warrior," or "Feller" was, according to the Tanakh, a judge of the Hebrews. His story is recorded in chapters 6 to 8 of the Book of Judges in the Hebrew Bible. Judges 6–8. He is also named in chapter 11 of the Epistle to the Hebrews as an example of a man of faith.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
one of the most eminent of the Judges of Israel, famous for his defeat of the Midianites at Gilboa, and the peace of 40 years' duration which it ensured to the people under his rule.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gideon is ranked #7744 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Gideon surname appeared 4,287 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Gideon.
78.4% or 3,362 total occurrences were White.
11.4% or 491 total occurrences were Black.
4% or 175 total occurrences were Asian.
2.5% or 110 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.2% or 97 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.2% or 52 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The numerical value of GIDEON in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of GIDEON in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of GIDEON in a Sentence
It is sad to see that while Prime Minister Netanyahu keeps Israel safe on all fronts and works to preserve Likud rule, Gideon Saar, as is his wont, is displaying zero loyalty and maximum subversion.
[A] literary feat of objective narration by an Afrikaner writer was Sword in the Sand (1969), Johannes Meintjes’ narration of Gideon Scheepers’ death by summary trial and execution. In Meintjes’ hands, history enters the realm of epic narrative
Jordan, supported by Cliver Alcala, started providing special training to Venezuelan freedom fighters. This group of fighters was infiltrated by the Venezuelan regime, and when the U.S. offered a reward for the capture of Nicolas Maduro, it provided a better opportunity to plan this Operation Gideon, to capture Maduro, and initiate a national armed rebellion against the regime.
With profound sadness, I share the news that the search for my beloved daughter Maeve McKean and grandson Gideon has turned from rescue to recovery, my heart is crushed, yet we shall try to summon the grace of God and what strength we have to honor the hope, energy and passion that Maeve McKean and Gideon set forth into the world.
Kenyatta has pulled the classic divide-and-rule move of the cunning president, creating as many potential alliances as possible in order to avoid empowering any one successor, this will help him to manage Gideon Moi, William Ruto and others with their own presidential ambitions.
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