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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Midian

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(Heb. Midyan', מַדְיָן , strife, as in Proverbs 18:18; Proverbs 19:13; Sept. Μαδιάν v.r. Μαδιάμ; N.T; Μαδίαμ , Acts 7:29, where the Auth.Vers. has "Madian;" the Heb. often stands collectively for the "Midianites" also, as it is frequently rendered in all the versions), the fourth son of Abraham by Keturah,-and the progenitor of the Midianites (Genesis 35:2; 1 Chronicles 1:32). B.C. post 2024. His five sons are enumerated in Genesis 25:4; 1 Chronicles 1:33. Of his personal history nothing further is known. (See MIDIANITE).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Midian'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/m/midian.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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