Midian

(redirected from Midyan)
Also found in: Dictionary.

Midian

(mĭd`ēən) or

Midianites

(–īts), in the Bible, a nomadic Bedouin people of N Arabia in what is S Jordan. They were associated with the Moabites and the Israelites. Moses took refuge with them and married the daughter of their priest Jethro. They were defeated by the Hebrews after they gave refuge to Balaam, whose advice to the Midianites led to the disastrous Baal-peorBaal-peor
, in the Bible, local divinity (the Baal) of Peor. According to the Book of Numbers, the Hebrews stayed at Shittim during the wilderness wanderings. While there, Hebrew men had sexual relationships with the local Moabite women.
..... Click the link for more information.
 incident. The defeat of the Midianites by Gideon became the precedent for God's final victory over his enemies. In the Acts of the Apostles, they are called Madian.

Midian

Old Testament
1. a son of Abraham (Genesis 25:1--2)
2. a nomadic nation claiming descent from him
References in periodicals archive ?
The concept for this is to collect gas and process it in a modular plant, and send the treated gas to a new power plant about 90 km from Midyan.
Midyan is designed to produce and process 75 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) of nonassociated gas and 4,500 bpd of condensate.
As with all other projects being executed by the L&T Group, the Midyan project will maintain standards of health, safety and environment, engineering, procurement, project and construction management, quality and delivery that conform to Saudi Aramco standards.
Gas from Midyan will be transported by pipeline to a power plant in the coastal town of Duba, 135 kilometres southwest of the field.
One might, however, argue that this was not a "Jewish" or a Hebrew/Israelite invention: although, as the text tells us, Jethro accepted the Israelite deity as his (see Exodus 18:10-12), he had already been practicing as a priest of Midyan (18:1), and it is at least as likely that his advice reflected Midyanite practices.
JABAJ Jabaj Sawda--a place in the Midyan region of Saudi Arabia
Although the Midyan gelding ran well for much of that race, he did not really see out the trip and can make amends here.
Another major field discovered in the north of the Red Sea, Midyan, is believed to contain large reserves of natural gas and condensates as well as oil.
With ExxonMobil to be the operator as in the case of Venture 1, this group will invest a total of $5 bn for gas E&P onshore and offshore Red Sea areas and development of the Midyan and Bargan gas fields.
My exhausting week's holiday started with two bets at Musselburgh - a slipped saddle (Octane) and a broken leg (poor old Midyan Blue).
The 10-year-old chestnut gelding, Midyan Blue, fell in the last race at the course near Edinburgh, and was humanely destroyed.