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Geshurites
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Geshurites
Geshurites (גְּשׁוּרִי‎, geshuriy). 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).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Geshurites
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
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
2. “Geshurites” also appears as a tribe bordering the Philistines on the south (Josh. 13:2); while David was in exile he raided them and other old inhabitants of the land (1 S. 27:8).P. C. Hughes
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 HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Geshur
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
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
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Geshuri
Gesh´uri and Gesh´urites1. The inhabitants of Geshur. Deut. 3:14; Josh. 12:5; 13:11.2. An ancient tribe which dwelt in the desert between Arabia and Philistia. Josh. 13:2; 1 Sam. 27:8.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Geshurites
GESH´URITES (geshʹu-rīts; Deut. 3:14; Josh. 12:5; 13:2, 11, 13; 1 Sam. 27:8). The inhabitants of Geshur (which see), bordering on Aram, to the E of the Jordan.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Geshurites
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
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Geshurites
GESHURITES [GESH you rites] — the name of two groups in the Old Testament:1. The inhabitants of Geshur (Deut. 3:14; Geshuri, KJV).2. A tribe that occupied the territory between Arabia and Philistia (Josh. 13:2; Geshuri, KJV).