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Angel of the Lord Appears to Gideon (Judges 6:27): Gideon builds an Altar to the Lord at Ophrah. He also breaks down the altar to Baal erected by his father, but he does it at night because he is “afraid of his family and the men of the town.”

Encampment of the Eastern Peoples (Judges 6:33): The Midianites encamped in the Valley of Jezreel between the hill of Moreh and Tabor.

Gideon’s army gathered here (Judges 7:1-8): While meeting at Mt. Gilead, the Lord directed Gideon to reduce his troops from 32,000 to 300 men.

Choosing of the 300 men (Judges 7:1-8): Gilead reduced his troops from 32,000 to 300 men at Spring of Harod.

Midian flees to the East (Judges 7): Divided into three companies, Gideon’s army stationed itself at night outside the Midianite stronghold. At Gideon’s signal each man blew a trumpet (made from an animal’s horn) and smashed an empty jar, shouting, “a sword for the Lord and for Gideon!”.

The effect of the clamor was overwhelming. Thinking themselves outnumbered, the confused and disheartened Midianites fled eastward across the Jordan toward Beth Shittah.

Defeat of Oreb and Zeeb by Ephraim (Judges 7:25): At Beth Barah the men of Ephraim captured two of the Midianite leaders, Oreb [OR-eb; “raven”] and Zeeb. Oreb was put to death on a rock near Beth Barah, which became named after him. Zeeb was put to death at a winepress that later was named after him.

Men refuse to give Gideon and his men food (Judges 8:5-16): The inhabitants of Succoth denied aid to Gideon and his men. Gideon later kills the men of the city. 

Tower destroyed by Gideon (Judges 8): Gideon destroyed the tower built at Peniel [phe-NIE-uhl; “face of God”], after the townspeople refused to supply his men with provisions.

Defeat of Zebah and Zalmunna (Judges 8:10): At Karkor [KAR-kor], a place in the Transjordan, Gideon defeated the remnant of the army of Zebah and Zalmunna, the two kings of Midian. Site uncertain.

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