Gomer (wife of Hosea)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gomer, Wife of Hosea
Gomer, Wife of Hosea (גֹּמֶר‎, gomer). Daughter of Diblaim and wife of Hosea (Hos 1:3). Although she was unfaithful, Hosea married her at God’s command. (For further information, see these articles: Hosea, Book of; Hosea the Prophet.)
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gomer (Person)
GOMER (PERSON) [Heb gōmer (גֹּמֶר)]. The name of two people in the OT.1. Oldest son of Japheth and grandson of Noah who was the father of Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah (Gen 10:2; 1 Chr 1:6). In the 6th century b.c., the Bible pictures Gomer’s descendants as being allied with those of Togarmah in
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
2. Wife of Hosea. Hosea married Gomer according to divine appointment, and this was the beginning of God’s word to him (Hos. 1:3; 3:1–4). She was to be a wife of whoredom and they were to have children of whoredom.This fact has been accounted for by the suggestion that Gomer was a temple prostitute
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
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
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Gomer [Goh-muhr](Hebrew origin: Completion)(Genesis 10:2). Unspecified date. Gomer, son of Japheth and grandson of Noah, was the brother of Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. His sons were Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah.(Hosea 1:3). 8th century b.c. Gomer, daughter of Diblaim, was the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Gomer (2)
GOMER gōʹmẽr (גֹּמֶר‎, gōmer; Γαμέρ, Gamér): Wife of Hosea. Hosea married Gomer according to Divine appointment, and this was the beginning of God’s word to him (Hos 1:3; 3:1–4). She was to be a wife of whoredom and they were to have children of whoredom. This need not mean that at the time of marriage
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Gomer [-mer] (גמר, from Assyrian Gimeraa, meaning unknown) (1) eldest son of Noah’s son Japheth; eponymous ancestor of the Cimmerians, who were the ancestors of the Assyrians (Gen. 10:2) (2) daughter of Diblaim; the prostitute wife of the prophet Hosea (Hos. 1:3)
GomerThe prophet Hosea decried the idolatry into which Israel had fallen and accused the Jews of being harlots before God. To symbolize Israel’s faithlessness, God commanded Hosea, “Go, take to yourself an adulterous wife and children of unfaithfulness, because the land is guilty of the vilest adultery
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
GOMER goh´muhr [גֹּמֶרgomer]. 1. Gomer the daughter of DIBLAIM was the wife of the prophet Hosea (see HOSEA, BOOK OF). She is described as an ʾesheth zenunim (אֵשֶׁת זְנוּנִים, “wife of harlotries” or “promiscuous wife”) at the point of marriage rather than a wife who subsequently became “promiscuous” (Hos