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Gershonites
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gershonites
Gershonites (גֵּרְשֻׁנִּי‎, gereshunniy). A clan of Levites, descendants of Gershon (Gen 46:11; Num 3:21). The men of this Levitical clan were assigned to serve in the tent of meeting (Num 4:41) and also may have carried the tabernacle (Num 10:17).
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.
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
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
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
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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,
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
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Gershonites
GERSHONITESThe descendants of Gershon or Gershom (1 Chr 6:17, 62, 71), one of the three sons of Levi; thus one of the three clans or main divisions of the Levites. Three apparent attitudes as to the order of importance of these three divisions may be noted in the OT.1. Gershon, Kohath, and Merari are
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
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
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
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).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Gershonites the
Ger´shonites, The, the family descended from Gershon or Gershom, the son of Levi. “The Gershonite.” as applied to individuals, occurs in 1 Chron. 26:21. The sons of Gershon (the Gershonites) had charge of the fabrics of the tabernacle—the coverings, curtains, hangings, and cords. Num. 3:25, 26; 4:25,
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