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(Judg 6:1-6)  And the children of Israel [a type and shadow of America] did evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years [1,2]. And the hand [Heb: power] of Midian preveiled against Israel [i.e., Midian ruled (dominated) Israel for seven years]: and because of the Midianites [various eastern peoples (modern day Muslims) assembled into a vast ragged army] the children of Israel made them [selves] the dens which are in the mountains, and caves, and strong holds [“Gideon threshed wheat by the winepress, to hide it from the Midianites” Judg 6:11, and the angel of the LORD said unto him, “The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valour” Judg 6:12]. And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites [Heb: brawling, contentious, discord, strife] came up, and the Amalekites [Heb: descendants of Esau] [symbol of the flesh], and the children of the east [Heb: nomadic (wild) tribes of Arabians], even they came up against them; And they encamped against them, and destroyed the increase of the earth, till thou come unto Gaza, and left no sustenance [Heb: victuals (food)] for Israel, neither sheep, nor ox, nor ass. For they came up with their cattle and their tents [unwilling to be assimilated], and they came as grasshoppers [Heb: locusts] for multitude; for both they and their camels were without number: and they entered into the land [willing] to destroy it [the underlying agenda of their activities]. And Israel was greatly impoverished [Heb: enfeebled, oppressed: be made thin] because of the Midianites; and the children of Israel cried unto the LORD.

  1. (Gen 16:11,12)  And the angel of the LORD said unto her [Hagar, Sarai’s Egyptian maid], Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael [Abram’s eldest son]; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction. And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
  2. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary: Mohammed claimed Ishmael [rather than Isaac] as his ancestor, as do most Arabs.





(Jdg 7:1-3)  Then Jerubbaal [Heb: Baal will contend] [i.e., enemy of Baal], who is Gideon [Heb: feller (warrior): to fell a tree: to cut down, hew down], and all the people that were with him, rose up early, and pitched beside the well of Harod [Heb: fountain of trembling]: so that the host of the Midianites were on the north side of them, by the hill of Moreh [Heb: teacher or teaching], in the valley. And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people that are with thee are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt [Heb: boast] themselves against me, saying, Mine own hand hath saved me. Now therefore go to, proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return [Heb: to his home] and depart early from mount Gilead [Heb: mass of testimony, heap of witness, rolling forever] [a type and shadow of the cross]. And there returned [to their homes] of the people twenty and two thousand [22,000]; and there remained ten thousand [10,000].





(Jdg 7:4-6)  And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people are yet too many; bring them down unto the water [a type and shadow of the Holy Spirit] [the brasen laver], and I will try [Heb: fuse (metal), refine: melt, purify, purge] them for thee there: and it shall be, that of whom I say unto thee, This shall go with thee, the same shall go with thee; and of whomsoever I say unto thee, This shall not go with thee, the same shall not go. So he brought down the people unto the water: and the LORD said unto Gideon, Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set by himself; likewise every one that boweth down upon his knees to drink. And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand [Heb: power] to their mouth, were three hundred men [300]: but all the rest of the people [9,700] bowed down upon their knees to drink water.


(Jdg 7:7,8)  And the LORD said unto Gideon, By the three hundred [300] men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand: and let all the other people [the remaining 9,700] go every man unto his place [“his tent” v.8]. So the people [the 300 combat troops] took victuals [Heb: food] in their hand, and their trumpets: and he sent all the rest of Israel [the 9,700 support troops] every man unto his tent, and retained [Heb: #2388, chazaq; fastened upon; seized] those three hundred men: and the host [the combined armies] of Midian was beneath him in the valley.

  1. (Gen 19:15,16)  And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened [Heb: pressed, hurried] Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity [Heb: perversity, evil: sin] of the city. And while he lingered [Heb: hesitated, to be reluctant: delayed, tarried], the men laid hold [Heb: #2388, chazaq; fastened upon; seized] upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.
  2. (1 Thes 4:16,17)  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up [Gk: seized: plucked, taken by force] together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.


(Jdg 7:16-20)  And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man's hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps [Heb: torches] within the pitchers. And he said unto them, Look on me, and do likewise: and, behold, when I come to the outside of the camp, it shall be that, as I do, so shall ye do. When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that are with me, then blow ye the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and say, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon. So Gideon, and the hundred men that were with him, came unto the outside of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch [about 10 pm]; and they had but newly set the watch: and they blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers that were in their hands. And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.


(Jdg 7:21-25)  And they stood every man in his place round about the camp: and all the host ran, and cried, and fled. And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the LORD set every man's sword against his fellow [1], even throughout all the host: and the host fled to Bethshittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abelmeholah, unto Tabbath. And the men of Israel gathered themselves together out of Naphtali, and out of Asher, and out of all Manasseh, and pursued after the Midianites. And Gideon sent messengers throughout all mount Ephraim, saying, Come down against the Midianites, and take before them the waters unto Bethbarah and Jordan. Then all the men of Ephraim gathered themselves together, and took the waters unto Bethbarah and Jordan. And they took two princes of the Midianites, Oreb [Heb: a raven] and Zeeb [Heb: wolf]; and they slew Oreb upon the rock Oreb, and Zeeb they slew at the winepress of Zeeb, and pursued Midian, and brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon on the other side Jordan.

  1. (Gen 16:12)  And he [Ishmael] will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
  2. Commentary: In addition to the two princes Oreb and Zeeb, Zebah and Zalmunna were “the two kings of Midian” (Jgd 8:12). In Hebrew, Zebah has the meaning of “sacrifice” and Zalmunna has the meaning of “denied,” thus when rightly fitted together the name of these two kings becomes “Sacrifice Denied” which pretty much is a thematic commentary on the whole Bible.