Judges 8.30 – Gideon’s seventy sons; an incidental reference

We know the great and amazing work that Gideon did for Israel, but did you know of the number of sons he had?

Gideon had seventy sons who were his own offspring, for he had many wives (Judges 8.30).

That is a lot of sons!

Is there any significance to how many sons he had, and the fact that they numbered 70? I do not see where the Bible makes a point of it, and so we must conclude that this is an incidental reference to the number 7.


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