Goshen (of Israel)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
An area between Hebron and the Negev in southwestern Palestine. Not to be confused with the Goshen where the Hebrews resided while they were in Egypt (Josh 10:41; 11:16).
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Goshen (goh´shuhn).1 The fertile region in the eastern Nile Delta of Egypt (modern Wadi Tumi-lat), where the family of Jacob was allowed to settle (Gen. 47:28–29, 34). Also known as “the land of Rameses” (47:11), this territory was well suited for grazing (47:3–6). Goshen (evidently not called by that
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Goshen (Heb. gōšen)1. The territory within Egypt where the Hebrews settled to be near Joseph (Gen. 45:18) and where they sojourned until the time of the Exodus (Gen. 47:1–6; Exod. 9:26). It was called the “best of the land” (Gen. 45:18; 47:6, 11) and was considered good for grazing (46:32–34; 47:4).
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Goʹshen, the name of three localities mentioned in Scripture.1. A part of Egypt assigned to Jacob and his family on the recommendation of Joseph (Gen. 45:10; 46:28, 29). For pasturage it was the choice part of Egypt (Gen. 47:11). There the family of Jacob remained and greatly increased until their exodus
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
GOSHEN goh´shuhn [גֹּשֶׁן goshen; Γέσεμ Gesem]. 1. Goshen is the name given to an area believed to be in the eastern Egyptian Delta region where the Israelites resided from the time of Joseph until their sojourn from Egypt. The land of Goshen is described in Gen 46–47 as an area within EGYPT where Jacob