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Geshur
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Geshur
Geshur (גְּשׁוּר‎, geshur). An independent kingdom within the land of Israel that was not driven out during the conquest of Canaan.
Geshur in the Negev
Geshur in the Negev (גְּשׁוּר‎, geshur). The Old Testament mentions Geshur in the Negev only twice. This region should not be confused with Geshur in the Golan (Josh 13:2; 1 Sam 27:8). Like Aramaean Geshur, this region remained unconquered, even into Joshua’s old age (Josh 13:1–2). As David began his
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Geshur (Place)
GESHUR (PLACE) [Heb gešûr (גֶּשׁוּר‎)]. GESHURITE. A small, semi-independent kingdom left unconquered W of the half-tribe of Manasseh in the Bashan (Deut 3:14; Josh 12:5; 13:11). According to Mazar (1986) Geshur is identical to the “Land of Gasuru” mentioned in a letter from El-Amarna (EA, 256). It
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Geshurites
Geshur, Geshurites. 1. District and its inhabitants east of the Jordan River, in the tribal allotment of the half tribe of Manasseh (Jos 13:11). Most Bible geographers place it near Bashan, on the E, NE shore of the Sea of Galilee. In their conquest of the land, the Israelites defeated Og, king of Bashan,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Geshur
Geshur geshʹər [Heb. gešûr—‘bridge’]; GESHURITES [Heb. gešûrî]; AV also GESHURI.
Geshur
1. A small Aramean kingdom (2 S. 15:8), known extrabiblically also as Gessur, located N of Bashan (Dt. 3:14; Josh. 12:5; 13:11) and NE of the Sea of Galilee on what is now the southwest border of Syria. Geshur was an independent kingdom within Israel (Josh. 13:13), for the half-tribe of Manasseh never
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Geshurites
GESHUR, GESHURITES1. District and its inhabitants east of the Jordan River, in the tribal allotment of the half-tribe of Manasseh (Jos 13:11). Most Bible geographers place it near Bashan, on the northeast shore of the Sea of Galilee. In their conquest of the land, the Israelites defeated Og, king of
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Geshur
GESHUR. A small Aramean kingdom or city-state located in what is now Jaulan (NT period Gaulanitis), in the NW sector of Bashan. It is mentioned several times in the story of Absalom (2 Sam 3:3; 13:37; 14:23, 32; 15:8), as Maacah, the daughter of Talmai, its king, was the mother of Absalom, and Absalom
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Geshurites
GESHUR, GESHURITES. 1. In the list of David’s sons in 2 Sa. 3:3 the third is ‘Absalom the son of Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur’, a city in Syria (2 Sa. 15:8; 1 Ch. 3:2), NE of Bashan (Jos. 12:5; 13:11, 13).It was this city to which Absalom fled after the murder of his brother Amnon (2
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Geshur
Geshur (Heb. gĕšûr)1. A small Aramean kingdom that shared a western border with the half-tribe of Manasseh in the southern part of what is now called the Golan Heights (Deut. 3:14). Geshur remained independent during the conquest of Canaan and after Joshua’s death (Josh. 12:5). During the period
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Geshur
GESHUR A region near the Bashan (Deut. 3:14) not conquered by Joshua (Josh. 13:13). When the kingdom of Judah was established a small Aramean state was founded at Geshur. David married the daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur (2 Sam. 3:3), and Absalom found refuge there after killing Amnon (2 Sam. 13:37–8).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Geshur
GESHUR A small kingdom in Transjordan, east of the Sea of Galilee and north of Bashan. Although it was claimed by the Israelites, it was never fully occupied (Deut 3:14; Josh 12:5, 13:11). David enjoyed good relations with Geshur and married Maacah, daughter of King Talmai of Geshur. By Maacah, David
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Geshur
Ge´shur (a bridge), a little principality of Syria, northeast of Bashan. Deut. 3:14; 2 Sam. 15:8. It is highly probable that Geshur was a section of the wild and rugged region now called el-Lejah, still a refuge for criminals and outlaws. [Argob.]