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Gera (son of Benjamin)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gera, Son of Benjamin
Gera, Son of Benjamin (גֵּרָא‎, gera'). One of Benjamin’s 10 sons (Gen 46:21).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gera (Person)
GERA (PERSON) [Heb gērāʾ (גֵּרָא)]. Although Gera is a common NW Semitic name (McCarter 2 Samuel AB, 373), in the Bible the name is restricted to members of the tribe of Benjamin. Aside from the patronymic Gera which appears in prose accounts (see nos. 5 & 6 below), the identity of the other Geras
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gera
Gera. 1. 1. One of Benjamin’s sons (Gn 46:21). The name, however, does not appear in a similar list in Numbers 26:38–41.2. Father of the judge Ehud (Jgs 3:15).3. Shimei’s father. Shimei cursed and threw stones at David during Absalom’s rebellion; later he sought David’s pardon (2 Sm 16:5; 19:16–18;
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gera
Gera gēʹrə [Heb. gērāʾ]. A family name of the tribe of Benjamin; thus 3 and 4 are not necessarily separate persons.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gera
GERA1. One of Benjamin’s sons (Gn 46:21). The name, however, does not appear in a similar list in Numbers 26:38–41.2. Father of the judge Ehud (Jgs 3:15).3. Shimei’s father. Shimei cursed and threw stones at David during Absalom’s rebellion; later, he sought David’s pardon (2 Sm 16:5; 19:16–18; 1
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gera
Gera (gee´ruh).1 A son of Benjamin (Gen. 46:21).2 A son of Bela and grandson of Benjamin (1 Chron. 8:3).3 A second son of Bela and grandson of Benjamin (1 Chron. 8:5).4 A Benjaminite, the father of Ehud (Judg. 3:15).5 A Benjaminite, a son of Ehud (1 Chron. 8:7).It is difficult to separate these
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Gera
GERA1. The son of Bela and grandson of Benjamin. In Genesis he is called the son of Benjamin and listed with those who went down to Egypt (Gen 46:21; 1 Chr 8:3, 5).2. A Benjamite, the father of Ehud the judge (Jdg 3:15).3. A Benjamite of Bahurim, the father of Shimei who cursed David (2 Sam 16:5;
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gera
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.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Gera
GERA A name used for members of the tribe of Benjamin (Gen 46:21; 1 Chr 8:3, 5). It was also the name of the father of Ehud (Judg 3:15).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Gera
Ge´ra (a grain), one of the “sons,” i.e., descendants, of Benjamin. Gen. 46:21. Gera, who is named, Judges 3:15, as the ancestor of Ehud, and in 2 Sam. 16:5 as the ancestor of Shimei who cursed David, is probably also the same person (though some consider them different persons).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Gera
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
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