Bible study 217 – Judges 7

God is afraid that Gideon’s army is so large that people won’t recognize their coming victory as God’s doing. He therefore selects 300 Israelites who drink water in the same manner as dogs, to confront the Midianite army of 135,000 men. Rather than swords, the 300 Israelite warriors are armed with trumpets, which they all blow at the same time. This causes the 135,000 Midianites to panic and kill each other, and Gideon calls upon the Ephraimites to kill the fleeing warriors.

Judges 7:5
… “All those who lap the water with their tongues, as a dog laps, you shall put to one side; …”

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