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Lexicon :: Strong's H4080 - miḏyān

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Part of Speech
proper locative noun, proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

מִדְיָן Midyân, mid-yawn'; the same as H4079; Midjan, a son of Abraham; also his country and (collectively) his descendants:—Midian, Midianite.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 59x

The KJV translates Strong's H4080 in the following manner: Midian (39x), Midianite (20x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 59x
The KJV translates Strong's H4080 in the following manner: Midian (39x), Midianite (20x).
  1. Midian or Midianite = "strife"

    proper masculine noun
    1. son of Abraham by Keturah and progenitor of the tribe of Midianites or Arabians

    2. the tribe descended from Midian

      proper locative noun
    3. the territory of the tribe descended from Midian; located principally in the desert north of the Arabian peninsula; land to which Moses went when he fled from Pharaoh

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מִדְיָן Midyân, mid-yawn'; the same as H4079; Midjan, a son of Abraham; also his country and (collectively) his descendants:—Midian, Midianite.
STRONGS H4080: Abbreviations
מִדְיָן proper name, masculine
1. son of Abraham and Keturah Genesis 25:2, 4 (J) 1 Chronicles 1:32, 33.
2. an Arabian tribe Genesis 36:35 (= 1 Chronicles 1:46) Numbers 31:3 (twice in verse); Numbers 31:7, 8 (twice in verse); Numbers 31:9 (P) Judges 6-9 (31 times); having a כֹּהֵן (as chieftain?) Exodus 2:16; Exodus 3:1; Exodus 18:1 (E); זקנים Numbers 22:4, 7 (JE), נשׂיא(יםׅ Numbers 25:18 (P) Joshua 13:21 (P), שׂרים Judges 7:25; Judges 8:3, מלכים Numbers 31:8 (twice in verse); Judges 8:5, 12, 26; בִּכְרֵי מִדְיָן dromedaries of Midian Isaiah 60:6; יוֺם מִדְיָן day of Midian Isaiah 9:3 (the victory over Midian Judges 7-8) compare Judges 10:26; Psalm 83:10,
3. אֶרֶץ מִרְיָן the land of Midian Exodus 2:15 (E) Habakkuk 3:7; מִדְיָן Exodus 4:19 (J) Numbers 25:15 (P) 1 Kings 11:18; land on Aelanitic gulf (where Arabic geographers still place town bdb019301). compare on Midian, GlaserSkizze ii. 447 ff.; HomAufsätze i. (1892), 4f.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


25:2; 25:4; 36:35


2:15; 2:16; 3:1; 4:19; 18:1


22:4; 22:7; 25:15; 25:18; 31:3; 31:7; 31:8; 31:8; 31:9




7:25; 8:3; 8:5; 8:12; 8:26

1 Kings


1 Chronicles

1:32; 1:33; 1:46




9:3; 60:6



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4080 matches the Hebrew מִדְיָן (miḏyān),
which occurs 59 times in 55 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 25:2–1Ch 1:46)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:2 - She bore to him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian H4080, Ishbak, and Shuah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:4 - The sons of Midian H4080 were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All of these were the sons of Keturah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:35 - Then Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who [fn]defeated Midian H4080 in the field of Moab, became king in his place; and the name of his city was Avith.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:15 - When Pharaoh heard about this matter, he tried to kill Moses. But Moses fled from the presence of Pharaoh and [fn]settled in the land of Midian H4080, and he sat down by a well.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:16 -

Now the priest of Midian H4080 had seven daughters; and they came to draw water and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:1 -

Now Moses was pasturing the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian H4080; and he led the flock to the [fn]west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:19 - Now the LORD said to Moses in Midian H4080, “Go [fn]back to Egypt, for all the men who were seeking your life are dead.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:1 -

Now Jethro, the priest of Midian H4080, Moses’ father-in-law, heard about everything that God had done for Moses and for Israel His people, how the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:4 - Moab said to the elders of Midian H4080, “Now this [fn]horde will eat up all that is around us, as the ox eats up the grass of the field!” And Balak the son of Zippor was king of Moab at that time.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:7 -

So the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian H4080 left with the fees for divination in their hands; and they came to Balaam and [fn]repeated Balak’s words to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:15 - And the name of the Midianite woman who was killed was Cozbi the daughter of Zur, [fn]who was head of the people of a father’s household in Midian H4080.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:18 - for they have been hostile to you with their tricks, with which they have deceived you in the matter of Peor and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of the leader of Midian H4080, their sister who was killed on the day of the plague because of Peor.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:3 - So Moses spoke to the people, saying, “Arm men from among you for the war, so that they may [fn]go against Midian H4080 to execute the LORD’S vengeance on Midian H4080.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:7 - So they made war against Midian H4080, just as the LORD had commanded Moses, and they killed every male.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:8 - They killed the kings of Midian H4080 along with the rest of those killed: Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Midian H4080. They also killed Balaam the son of Beor with the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:9 - And the sons of Israel took captive the women of Midian H4080 and their little ones; and they plundered all their cattle, all their flocks, and all their property.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:21 - even all the cities of the plain, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses struck with the leaders of Midian H4080, Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, the leaders of Sihon, who lived in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:1 -

Then the sons of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD handed them over to Midian H4080 for seven years.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:2 - The [fn]power of Midian H4080 prevailed against Israel. Because of Midian H4080 the sons of Israel made for themselves the dens which were in the mountains and the caves and the strongholds.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:3 - For whenever Israel had sown, the Midianites H4080 would come up with the Amalekites and the [fn]people of the east and [fn]march against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:6 - So Israel was brought very low because of Midian H4080, and the sons of Israel cried out to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:7 -

Now it came about, when the sons of Israel cried out to the LORD on account of Midian H4080,

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:11 -

Then the angel of the LORD came and sat under the [fn]oak that was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, as his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the wine press in order to save it from the Midianites H4080.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:13 - Then Gideon said to him, “O my lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about, saying, ‘Did the LORD not bring us up from Egypt?’ But now the LORD has abandoned us and handed us over to Midian H4080.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:14 - And the LORD [fn]looked at him and said, “Go in this strength of yours and save Israel from the hand of Midian H4080. Have I not sent you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:16 - Yet the LORD said to him, “I will certainly be with you, and you will [fn]defeat Midian H4080 as one man.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:33 -

Then all the Midianites H4080, the Amalekites, and the [fn]people of the east assembled together; and they crossed over and camped in the Valley of Jezreel.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:1 -

Then Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) and all the people who were with him got up early, and camped beside [fn]the spring of Harod; and the camp of Midian H4080 was on the north side of [fn]them by the hill of Moreh in the valley.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:2 -

And the LORD said to Gideon, “The people who are with you are too many for Me to hand Midian H4080 over to them, otherwise Israel would [fn]become boastful, saying, ‘My own [fn]power has saved me.’

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:7 - And the LORD said to Gideon, “I will save you with the three hundred men who lapped, and will hand the Midianites H4080 over to you; so have all the other people go, each man to his [fn]home.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:8 - So [fn]the three hundred men took the people’s provisions and their trumpets in their hands. And [fn]Gideon dismissed all the other men of Israel, each to his tent, but retained the three hundred men; and the camp of Midian H4080 was below him in the valley.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:12 - Now the Midianites H4080, the Amalekites, and all the [fn]people of the east were lying in the valley as numerous as locusts; and their camels were without number, as numerous as the sand on the seashore.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:13 - When Gideon came, behold, a man was relating a dream to his friend. And he said, “Behold, I [fn]had a dream; [fn]a loaf of barley bread was tumbling into the camp of Midian H4080, and it came to the tent and struck it so that it fell, and turned it [fn]upside down so that the tent collapsed.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:14 - And his friend replied, “This is nothing other than the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel; God has handed over to him Midian H4080 and all the camp.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:15 -

When Gideon heard the account of the dream and its interpretation, he bowed in worship. Then he returned to the camp of Israel and said, “Arise, for the LORD has handed over to you the camp of Midian H4080!”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:23 - And the men of Israel were summoned from Naphtali, Asher, and all Manasseh, and they pursued Midian H4080.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:24 -

Then Gideon sent messengers throughout the hill country of Ephraim, saying, “Come down [fn]against Midian H4080 and take control of the waters ahead of them, as far as Beth-barah and the Jordan.” So all the men of Ephraim were summoned, and they took control of the waters as far as Beth-barah and the Jordan.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:25 - And they captured the two leaders of Midian H4080, Oreb and Zeeb, and they killed Oreb at the rock of Oreb, and they killed Zeeb at the wine press of Zeeb, while they pursued Midian H4080; and they brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon from across the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:1 -

Then the men of Ephraim said to [fn]Gideon, “What is this thing that you have done to us, not calling upon us when you went to fight against Midian H4080?” And they quarreled with him vehemently.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:3 - “God has handed over to you the leaders of Midian H4080, Oreb and Zeeb; and what was I able to do in comparison with you?” Then their [fn]anger toward him subsided when he said [fn]that.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:5 - And he said to the men of Succoth, “Please give loaves of bread to the people who are [fn]following me, for they are exhausted, and I am pursuing Zebah and Zalmunna, the kings of Midian H4080.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:12 - When Zebah and Zalmunna fled, he pursued them and captured the two kings of Midian H4080, Zebah and Zalmunna, and routed the entire [fn]army.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:22 -

Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, “Rule over us, both you and your son, your son’s son as well, for you have saved us from the hand of Midian H4080!”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:26 - The weight of the gold earrings that he requested was 1,700 shekels of gold, apart from the crescent amulets, the ear pendants, and the purple robes which were on the kings of Midian H4080, and apart from the neck chains that were on their camels’ necks.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:28 - So Midian H4080 was subdued before the sons of Israel, and they did not lift up their heads anymore. And the land was undisturbed for forty years in the days of Gideon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:17 - for my father fought for you, and [fn]risked his life and saved you from the hand of Midian H4080;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:18 - They set out from Midian H4080 and came to Paran; and they took men with them from Paran and came to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave him a house and assigned him food and gave him land.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 1:32 - The sons of Keturah, Abraham’s concubine, to whom she gave birth, were Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian H4080, Ishbak, and Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan were Sheba and Dedan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 1:33 - The sons of Midian H4080 were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the sons of Keturah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 1:46 - When Husham died, Hadad the son of Bedad, who [fn]defeated Midian H4080 in the field of Moab, became king in his place; and the name of his city was Avith.

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