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Midian

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The Midianites were a nomad people descended from Abraham and his concubine Keturah (Genesis 25:1-2). They inhabited the dry barren lands on the western edge of the Arabian desert, extending around the Gulf of Aqabah and into the Sinai Peninsular. They lived in tents, kept sheep and travelled on camels (Judges 6:1; Judges 6:5-6; Isaiah 60:6; Habakkuk 3:7). From early days they seem to have mingled with the Ishmaelites, who were descended from Abraham through another woman, the slave-girl Hagar (Genesis 25:12; Genesis 37:28; Genesis 37:36; Judges 8:24-26).

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Fleming, Don. Entry for 'Midian'. Bridgeway Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/bbd/m/midian.html. 2004.

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