Gershom (son of Moses)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
GERSHOM (PERSON) [Heb gēršōm (גֵּרְשֹׁם); geršôn (גֶּרְשֹׁון)]. Var. GERSHON. GERSHOMITE. 1. The son of Moses and Zipporah (Exod 2:22). Gershom’s birth serves as an etymological reminder of Moses’ sojourn in Midian and his favorable relations with Ruel, a priest of Midian, and his daughter, Zipporah
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gershom. 1. Moses’ son by Zipporah, born in Midian during Moses’ exile from Egypt (Ex 2:22; 18:3; 1 Chr 23:15, 16).2. Jonathan’s father. He and his sons were priests to Dan’s tribe. They made a graven image for the Danites to worship (Jgs 18:30).3. Alternate spelling of Gershon, Levi’s oldest son (1
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
1. Firstborn son of Moses and Zipporah. The only details of his life contained in the Pentateuch are the account of his circumcision (Ex. 4:25), and his remaining under the care of Jethro while Moses was in Egypt leading the Exodus. His descendants were numbered among the tribes of Levi (1 Ch. 23:14).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gershom (guhr´shuhm).1 The eldest son born to Moses and Zipporah in Midian (e.g., Exod. 2:22). His name is popularly explained within the narrative as meaning “sojourner there” (supposedly from Heb. ger sham), but this may be a later guess based on a phonetic pun. Gershom was the father of Jonathan,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
GERSHOM1. the firstborn son of Moses and Zipporah who was born in Midian (cf. Ex 2:22; 18:3; 1 Chr 23:13–16).2. Same as Gershon, the eldest son of Levi (cf. Gen 46:11; Josh 21:6; 1 Chr 6:1, 16–17, 22, 43; 23:6–7). His descendants are termed Gershonites (q.v.) or the “sons of Gershom” (cf. 1 Chr 6:62,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
GERSHOM, GERSHON. The form Gershom is used of the following people.1. The elder son of Moses, born in Midian (Ex. 2:22; 18:3). The name (construed as ‘banishment’ or ‘a stranger there’) commemorated Moses’ exile. Gershom’s sons counted as Levites (1 Ch. 23:14–15).2. A descendant of Phinehas the priest
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Catholic Bible Dictionary
GERSHOM The son of Moses and Zipporah (Exod 2:22) who was born during Moses’s stay in Midian. His mention by name does not occur again in the Pentateuch. He is honored as the ancestor of the priesthood of Dan (Judg 18:30) and as the father of a Levite family (1 Chr 23:15; 26:24). A second Gershom was
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ger´shom (a stranger or exile).1. The first-born son of Moses and Zipporah. Ex. 2:22; 18:3. (b.c. 1530.)2. The form under which the name Gershon—the eldest son of Levi—is given in several passages of Chronicles, viz., 1 Chron. 6:16, 17, 20, 43, 62, 71; 15:7.3. The representative of the priestly family