Gomer (son of Japheth)
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gomer. 1. Son of Japheth, who was a son of Noah (Gn 10:2; cf. 1 Chr 1:5). He had three sons: Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarma (Gn 10:3; 1 Chr 1:6). He is the progenitor of the ancient Cimlerians, who according to Ezekiel’s prophecy would join with Gog, the leader of the Magogites, in an effort to stamp
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
1. A nomadic people descended from Japheth and known also as Cimmerians. In the ancient geographical list of Gen. 10:2f.; 1 Ch. 1:5f (see Table of Nations) Gomer appears among the Indo-European Japhethites, closely related to the Medes, Ionians, and certain peoples of Anatolia, and the Scythians (Ashkenaz).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
GOMER1. Son of Japheth, who was a son of Noah (Gn 10:2; cf. 1 Chr 1:5). He had three sons: Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah (Gn 10:3; 1 Chr 1:6). He is the progenitor of the ancient Cimmerians, who according to Ezekiel’s prophecy would join with Gog, the leader of the Magogites, in an effort to stamp
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gomer (goh´muhr).1 A son of Japheth (Gen. 10:2) and the ancestor of a people from southern Russia called Gimirrai by the Assyrians and Cimmerians.2 A promiscuous woman who became the wife of Hosea and bore him three children. Although she has traditionally been identified as a prostitute, the Hebrew
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
GOMER1. The eldest son of Japheth, and the father of Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah (Gen 10:2–3; 1 Chr 1:5–6). Gomer represents the people termed Gimirra by the Assyrians and Cimmerians by the Greeks. Indo-European nomads, in the 8th cen. b.c. they invaded the Near East from northern Europe via the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
GOMER (gōmer, ‘completion’). 1. The eldest son of Japheth and the father of Ashkenaz, Riphath and Togarmah (Gn. 10:2–3). In Ezk. 38 the people of Gomer are closely associated with the house of Togarmah in the army of Gog, and are probably to be identified with the ancient Gimirrai (Cimmerians), an Aryan
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gomer (Heb. gōmer)1. The oldest son of Japheth, the son of Noah, attested in the Table of Nations as eponymous ancestor of a people (Gen. 10:2–3; 1 Chr. 1:5–6). Attested also in cuneiform as Gimirrai and in Greek as Kimmerioi, their place of origin was N of the Black Sea. The Cimmerians are known in
Catholic Bible Dictionary
GOMER (Hebrew gōmer) The name of two people in the Old Testament.1. The son of Japheth, grandson of Noah, and the father of Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah (Gen 10:2; 1 Chr 1:6) and the Cimmerians, an Indo-European people from the Black Sea region in the eighth century b.c. who settled in Asia Minor.
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