Hereupon Gideon would have laid down the government, but was over-persuaded
to take it, which he enjoyed forty years, and distributed justice to them,
as the people came to him in their differences; and what he determined
was esteemed valid by all. And when he died, he was buried in his own country
Flavius Josephus. The Works of Flavius Josephus. Translated by. William Whiston, A.M. Auburn and Buffalo. John E. Beardsley. 1895.
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