Gera (father of Shimei)
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The father of Shimei—the man who cursed David during Absalom’s rebellion (2 Sam 16:5; 19:17–19; 1 Kgs 2:8). A descendant of Benjamin.
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Gera (Heb. gērāʾ)A common Northwest Semitic name (short form of gēr-DN, “client of DN”) occurring in Egyptian records of the 20th Dynasty. The name also appears in Phoenician, in Samaria Ostracon 30, and in Arad Ostracon 64.1. A son of Benjamin; most likely the eponym of a Benjaminite clan (Gen.
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GE´RA (geʹra). The name of at least three Benjamites, perhaps from gēr (Heb. “sojourner”).1. The son of Bela and grandson of Benjamin (1 Chron. 8:3); probably the same as the one mentioned (with some confusion) in vv. 5, 7, unless one of these is identical with no. 2. In Gen. 46:21 he is given as the