Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The residents of Geshur, a kingdom of Aram within the designated territory of the tribe of Manasseh of Israel. The people of Manasseh failed to drive out the Geshurites during the conquest (Deut 3:14; Josh 12:5; 13:2, 11, 13; 1 Sam 27:8).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
GESHURITES [Heb gĕšûrı̂ (גְּשׁוּרִי)]. 1. The inhabitants of an area SE of Philistia, between Philistia and Sinai (Josh 13:2). When Joshua was aged and the wars of the occupation of Canaan were subsiding, they were yet unsubdued; Israel had not yet possessed the area they inhabited. When David fled
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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 HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Geshur (gesh´uhr).1 A small ancient kingdom whose territory formed part of southern Golan, east of the Sea of Galilee (Josh. 12:5; 13:11, 13). It was one of the areas that Israel was unable to occupy during the period of conquest and settlement (late thirteenth to early twelfth centuries bce). Thus,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
GESHURI, GESHURITESThe inhabitant of Geshur, an Aramean tribe on the W border of Bashan (Deut 3:14; Josh 12:5; 13:11). The Geshurites were not expelled by the half tribe of Manasseh to whom the land had been allotted (Josh 13:13). Talmai, a ruler of Geshur, gave his daughter Maacah to David in marriage
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Geshurites—(1.) The inhabitants of Geshur. They maintained friendly relations with the Israelites on the east of Jordan (Josh. 12:5; 13:11, 13).(2.) Another aboriginal people of Palestine who inhabited the south-west border of the land. Geshuri in Josh. 13:2 should be “the Geshurite,” not the Geshurites