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Gershon
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gershon, Son of Levi
Gershon, Son of Levi (גֵּרְשׁוֹן‎, gereshon). The first son of Levi (Gen 46:11; Exod 6:16; Num 3:17). Ancestor of one of the clans of Levites, known as the Gershonites.In the Levitical genealogy of 1 Chr 6, he is consistently called “Gershom” (גֵּרְשֹׁם‎, gereshom) and his descendants are called “Gershomites” (1
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gershon (Person)
GERSHON (PERSON) [Heb geršôn (גֶּרְשֹׁון)]. Var. GERSHOM. GERSHONITE. First son of Levi or the Levitic clan of which he is the eponymous ancestor (Gen 46:11; Exod 6:16; Num 3:17). Chronicles sometimes calls him GERSHOM (1 Chr 6:1, 2, 5, 28, 47, 56; 15:7). The origin of these names is somewhat obscure.
Gershom (Person)
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
Gershon
Gershon, Gershonites. Levi’s oldest son (also spelled Gershom) who went into Egypt with Israel (Gn 46:11; Nm 3:17; 1 Chr 6:1) and was ancestor of a division of Levites (Gershonites) who came out of Egypt with Moses (Ex 6:16, 17; Nm 3:18, 21).In the list of the allotment of levitical cities, the Gershonites
Gershom
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
Gershon
Gershon gûrʹshən [Heb. gēršôn, gērešôm]; GERSHONITES gûrʹshGn-īts [gēršūnnî]. Firstborn of the three sons of Levi (Ex. 6:16; Nu. 3:17; see also Gershom 2.) He had two sons, Libni, also known as Ladan (1 Ch. 23:7 mg; 26:21), and Shimei (Ex. 6:17; Nu. 3:18), and consequently two groups
Gershom
Gershom gûrʹshəm [Heb. gērešōm]. Derived, according to the etymology in Ex. 2:22; 18:3 from gûr, “be a sojourner.”
Gershom
2. A son of Levi, so called in 1 Ch. 6:1, 16f, 20, 43, 62, 71 (MT 1f, 5, 28, 47, 56); 15:7; 23:6; elsewhere Gershon.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gershon
GERSHON, GERSHONITES Levi’s oldest son (also spelled Gershom) who went into Egypt with Israel (Gn 46:11; Nm 3:17; 1 Chr 6:1) and was ancestor of a division of Levites (Gershonites) who came out of Egypt with Moses (Ex 6:16–17; Nm 3:18, 21).In the list of the allotment of Levitical cities, the Gershonites
Gershom
GERSHOM1. 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. The Danites set up a graven image to worship and appointed Jonathan to be their priest (Jgs 18:30).3. Alternate spelling
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gershon
Gershon (guhr´shuhn), the first son of Levi, followed by Kohath and Merari (e.g., Gen. 46:11). The name appears as Gershom several times in 1 Chron. 6 (cf. 15:7), but this appears to be a scribal error. Num. 4 and Josh. 21 list Gershon’s descendants between Kohath’s and Merari’s, while 1 Chron. 15:5–7
Gershom
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
Gershom
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
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
Gershon
Gershon (Heb. gēršôn) (also GERSHOM)The eldest of the three sons of Levi, mentioned along with Kohath and Merari (Gen. 46:11; Exod. 6:16–17; “Gershom” in 1 Chr. 6). The name Gershon appears in various genealogies, census reports (Num. 3–4), and land allotments (Josh. 21), which describe the levitical
Gershom
Gershom (Heb. gēršōm) (also GERSHON)1. The son of Moses and Zipporah, born in Midian (Exod. 2:22; 18:3). Gershom was the father of Jonathan, who served as priest to the Danites and whose sons maintained that position until the captivity (Judg. 18:30; MT “son of Manasseh,” likely a scribal error for
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gershon
Gershon [gûrˊshən] (Heb. gēršôn). The eldest of Levi’s three sons, the father of Libni (Ladan at 1 Chr. 23:7) and Shimei and ancestral father of the Gershonites (Gen. 46:11; Exod. 6:16–17; Num. 3:17–18); elsewhere he is called Gershom (e.g., 1 Chr. 6:16–17 [MT 1–2]) and his descendants Gershomites
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Gershon
GERSHON The eldest son of Levi (Gen 46:11; Exod 6:16; Num 3:17; cf. 1 Chr 6:1, 2, 5, 28, 47, 56; 15:7, where he is called Gershom) and ancestor of the Levite clan of Gershon (Josh 21:27; 1 Chr 6:56–61).
Gershom
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
Gershon
Ger´shon (exile), the eldest of the three sons of Levi, born before the descent of Jacob’s family into Egypt. Gen. 46:11; Ex. 6:16. (b.c. before 1706.) But, though the eldest born, the families of Gershon were outstripped in fame by their younger brethren of Kohath, from whom sprang Moses and the priestly
Gershom
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
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