Statement of Faith | Tell a Friend about Us | Color Scheme:    
Monday, October 14, 2019

Join Now!  |  Login
  Our Sponsors

• Hunting for choral music have you frustrated?

• Join a different kind of "Christian Book Club!" Click to find out how!

• Try SwordSearcher Bible Software Today

• Learn Greek, Aramaic, Biblical or Modern Hebrew online

 
  Study Resources

• Interlinear Bible

• Parallel Bible

• Daily Reading Plan

• Devotionals

• Commentaries

• Concordances

• Dictionaries

• Encyclopedias

• Lexicons

• History

• Sermon Essentials

• Audio Resources

• Religious Artwork

 
  SL Forums

• Apologetic Forum

• Christian Living

• Ministry Forum

• Evangelism Forum

• Passage Forum

• Help Forum

 
  Other Resources

• Advertise with SL

• FREE Resources

• Information

• Set Preferences

• Font Resources

• Contacting SL

 

 

Holman Bible Dictionary

Start Your Search
 
 
Choose a letter from below
to display alphabetical list:

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M|N
O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|Y|Z|1|2
 
    Printer friendly version
 
PreviousNext
GERGESENESGERSHOMITES
 
Additional Resources
 
Concordances
• Nave's Topical Bible
Gershom
Dictionaries
• Easton's Bible Dictionary
Gershom
• Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Gershom
• Hitchcock's Bible Names
Gershom
• Smith's Bible Dictionary
Gershom
Encyclopedias
• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Gershom
Lexicons
Hebrew - Gershom
GERSHOM

(guhr' sshahm) Personal name meaning, “sojourner there,” “expelled one,” or “protected of the god Shom.” 1. Firstborn son of Moses and Zipporah (Exodus 2:22). The inspired writer interpreted his name to mean “stranger” or “sojourner” from the Hebrew word ger, “sojourner.” His birth became a further sign for Moses that he had done right in escaping Egypt, the birth occurring in Midian. Apparently Gershom was the son circumcised in the unusual ritual of Exodus 4:24-26 in which Zipporah delivered Moses when God sought to kill him. Thus Gershom represented protection for Moses. Many manuscripts of Judges 18:30 list Jonathan, Gershom's son and Moses' grandson, as founder of the priesthood in the sanctuary at Dan (NIV, NRSV, REB), though the traditional printed Hebrew text reads Manasseh rather than Moses (KJV, NAS). 2. A son of Levi and head of a clan of Levitic priests (1 Chronicles 6:16-20,1 Chronicles 6:43,1 Chronicles 6:62,1 Chronicles 6:71;

1 Chronicles 15:7). 1 Chronicles 23:14 shows that Moses' sons had been incorporated into the line of Levites. Compare 1 Chronicles 26:24. 3. A man who accompanied Ezra on the return from Babylon to Jerusalem (Ezra 8:2). See Gershon; Levites; Moses.


Copyright Statement
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

Bibliography Information
Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'GERSHOM'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".
<http://classic.studylight.org/dic/hbd/view.cgi?number=T2251>. 1991.

  HOME    TOP

Dead links, typos, or HTML errors should be sent to corr@studylight.org
Suggestions about making this resource more useful should be sent to sugg@studylight.org
 

   Powered by LightSpeed Technology

Copyright © 2001-2019, StudyLight.org