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Bible Names N-Z: Oreb


Oreb in Easton's Bible Dictionary raven, a prince of Midian, who, being defeated by Gideon and put to straits, was slain along with Zeeb (Judg. 7:20-25). Many of the Midianites perished along with him (Ps. 83:9; Isa. 10:26).

Oreb in Fausset's Bible Dictionary ("raven".) Prince of Midian defeated by Gideon (Judges 7:25; Judges 8:3). His name, as Zeeb ("wolf"), indicates a fierce and ravenous warrior. Slain upon the rock Oreb in the pursuit after the battle, by the men of Ephraim, who intercepted and slew with great slaughter the Midianites after the Jordan fords. This second part of the victory is celebrated Psalm 83:11-14; Isaiah 10:26, "according to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb." Oreb and Zeeb were the prince generals of Midian. Zebah and Zalmunna were their kings (Judges 8:5; Judges 8:10; Judges 8:12; Judges 8:18; Judges 8:21). "Make them like a wheel, as the stubble before the wind, as the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountain on fire." The Arabic imprecation illustrates this, "may you be whirled as the 'akkub before the wind, until you are caught in the thorns or plunged in the sea!" Thomson describes the wild artichoke when dry thus swept before the wind. The chaff from the exposed threshing floor, and the rapidly sweeping flame on a wooded hill in hot countries, are equally expressive images.

Oreb in Hitchcock's Bible Names a raven

Oreb in Naves Topical Bible -1. A prince of Midian, overcome by Gideon and killed by the Ephraimites Jud 7:25; 8:3; Ps 83:11 -2. A rock east of the Jordan River, where Oreb was killed Jud 7:25; Isa 10:26

Oreb in Smiths Bible Dictionary (raven), one of the chieftains of the Midianite host which invaded Israel, and was defeated and driven back by Gideon. Jud 7:25 (B.C. 1362.) Isaiah, Isa 10:26 refers to the magnitude of this disaster. Comp. Ps 83:1 ...

Oreb in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE o'-reb, ze'-eb, zeb (`orebh, "raven," especially "crow"), and (ze'ebh, "wolf") (Jdg 7:25; 8:3; Ps 83:11, and Isa 10:26 (Oreb only)): Two Midianite chieftains captured and beheaded by the Ephraimites, who brought their heads to Gideon. 1. Meaning of Names: As to the meaning of the two names, both words are found in Arabic. Robertson Smith, Kinship, etc. (190 ff, 218 ff), says that the use of the names of animals as names of persons is a relic of totemism. But Noldeke (ZDMG, XL, 160 ff) and others hold that such a use shows a desire that those so named should be as disagreeable to their enemies as the plant or animal which the name denoted. Some again (e.g. Stade, Geschichte, 189 ff) maintain that the two names here are borrowed from localities and not vice versa, as Jdg 7:25 implies. If so, we must take the names to be originally two places, apparently in Ephraim, for the words "beyond Jordan" in 7:25 contradict 8:4, where it is said that Gideon came to the Jordan and passed over. Moore (Jgs, 214) suggests that the two localities were near the junction with the Jordan of the stream that comes from Wady Far`ah. The construction of the Hebrew allows of a translation "the rock (called) Oreb," and "the winepress (called) Zeeb." 2. The Battle of Oreb: The account of a battle here is corroborated by Isa 10:26, a verse which mentions the "rock of Oreb," and suggests that the great defeat of the Midianites took place there (compare Isa 9:4). The passage in Isa 10:24-26 is prose, however, and is said to be late editing (see G.H. Box, Isa, 65). In Ps 83:11 (Hebrew 12) there is a prayer that God would make the "nobles" among the Psalmist's enemies as Oreb and Zeeb. David Francis Roberts

Oreb in Wikipedia Oreb, a Hebrew Old Testament name meaning raven. By the time of the Judges, the Midianites, led by two princes Oreb (Hebrew: עֹרֵב, Orev) and Zeeb (Hebrew: זְאֵב, Z'ev) were raiding Israel with the use of swift camels, until they were decisively defeated by Gideon. Oreb was slain along with Zeeb (Judges 7:20-25 ). Many of the Midianites perished along with him (Psalm 83:12 ; Isaiah 10:26 ). The place where Gideon slew Oreb after the defeat of the Midianites was called the Rock of Oreb. It was probably the place now called Orbo, on the east of Jordan, near Bethshean.

Oreb Scripture - Isaiah 10:26 And the LORD of hosts shall stir up a scourge for him according to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb: and [as] his rod [was] upon the sea, so shall he lift it up after the manner of Egypt.

Oreb Scripture - Judges 8:3 God hath delivered into your hands the princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb: and what was I able to do in comparison of you? Then their anger was abated toward him, when he had said that.

Oreb Scripture - Psalms 83:11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:

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