In the following battle against the Midianites
, the Israelites capture many donkeys and sheep and much cattle (Num.
They may have learned to honor Yahweh from the Midianites
Well at least Gideon can form them into some type of sleuthing guerilla group that could slink underground in small groups of two or three and begin to assassinate the Midianites
one by one with shards of glass from their pitchers.
Gideon believes that he has been called to lead an army against the Midianites
The lingering question is: After the Israelites were hit by a divine plague caused by succumbing to those temptresses, was the attack they launched on the Midianites
a justifiable military response, or did they act disproportionately?
The Yahweh-worshipping Midianites
and Kenites had their homeland in "northwestern Arabia east of the Gulf of Aqabah," he writes on page 28.
Ruth, an non-believer, was one of Jesus' own ancestors, the foreign slaving Midianites
made it possible for Joseph to end up in Egypt, and God used the unbelieving Cyrus to return the Jews to their promised land.
In this case Radyvilovs'kyi makes reference to Numbers 25: 16-18: "And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying, vex the Midianites
, and smite them: For they vex you with their wiles, wherewith they have beguiled you .
SLAITHWAITE The Methodist Bible Study Group met on Monday evening they were led by Iain Spencer and studied Judges and the Story of how Gideon, obeying the instructions of God defeated the Midianites
In other words, the Jews were to conquer and displace other tribes who had been long possessors of the land now called Palestine, and even other tribes further south such as the Midianites
36) The pendants Battle of Joshua with the Amalekites (State Hermitage, St Petersburg) and Battle of Joshua with the Amorites (Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow), and a third, perhaps painted en suite with the former two, The Battle of Gideon wit the Midianites
(or Madianites) (Pinacoteca, Vancan).
Philosopher Peter Singer, in One World: the Ethics of Globalization, offers an answer using the Bible story of how Moses, in Numbers 31:1-18, makes war for no apparent reason against the Midianites
, burning all their cities and killing all the adults and male children.