Title: The Midianites Are Routed
Artist: Gustave Doré
Copyright: Public Domain
Gideon's army is divided into three companies that surround the enemy camp. Each of the men carries a trumpet and an easily breakable earthenware pitcher with a lighted torch in it. Gideon signals the men to blow their trumpets and break their pitchers. They then shout a battle cry. Startled, enemy troops begin killing each other and fleeing the area. Those who flee the valley are pursued by Israelites.