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Bibles placed in hotel bedrooms, prison cells, hospitals and other places by an organization of Christian business and professional men and their wives. The Gideons were founded by a group of commercial travellers in Janesville, Wisconsin, in 1899; they took their name from Gideon, whose victory against great odds is recorded in Jgs. 6: 11–7: 25. In 1908 they pledged themselves to place Bibles in every hotel in the USA. In 1947 the Gideons International Extension Committee was formed; they are now established all over the English-speaking world.

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