Zeeb (2)

Ze'eb (Heb. Zeeb, זאֵב, wolf, as often; Sept. ὁ Ζήβ, Vulg. Zeb), one of the two "princes" (שָׂרַים) of Midian in the great invasion of Israel-inferior to the "kings" Zebah and Zalmunna. He is always named with Oreb (Jg 7:25; Jg 8:3; Ps 83:11). The name signifies in Hebrew "wolf," just as Oreb does "crow," and the two are appropriate enough to the customs of predatory warriors, who delight in conferring such names on their chiefs. Zeeb and Oreb were not slain at the first rout of the Arabs below the spring of Harod, but at a later stage of the struggle, probably in crossing the Jordan at a ford farther down the river, near the passes, which descend from Mount Ephraim. An enormous mass of their followers perished with them. SEE OREB.

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