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Gera

The Bible

Bible Usage:

  • Gera used 9 times.

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Gera

Grain.

1. The son of Bela and grandson of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:3, 5, 7).

2. The father of Ehud the judge (Judges 3:15).

3. The father of Shimei, who so grossly abused David (2 Samuel 16:5; 19:16, 18).


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Gera

pilgrimage, combat; dispute


Naves Topical Index
Gera

(Possibly the name of three men; more probably of one.) The son of Bela.
Genesis 46:21; Judges 3:15; 2 Samuel 16:5; 2 Samuel 19:16; 2 Samuel 19:18; 1 Kings 2:8; 1 Chronicles 8:3; 1 Chronicles 8:5; 1 Chronicles 8:7


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Gera

(a grain), one of the "sons," i.e. descendants, of Benjamin. (Genesis 46:21) Gera, who is named, (Judges 3:15) as the ancestor of Ehud, and in (2 Samuel 16:5) as the ancestor of Shimei who cursed David, is probably also the same person (though some consider them different persons).


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Gerah

A bean, probably of the carob tree, the smallest weight, and also the smallest piece of money, among the Hebrews, equal to the twentieth part of a shekel (Exodus 30:13; Leviticus 27:25; Numbers 3:47). This word came into use in the same way as our word "grain," from a grain of wheat.


Naves Topical Index
Gerah

A weight equal to thirteen and seven tenths grains, Paris. Also a coin equivalent to about three cents American money, and three half-pence English money.
Exodus 30:13; Leviticus 27:25; Numbers 3:47


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Gerah

Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Geranium

GERA'NIUM, noun [Latin from Gr. a crane.] Crane's-bill, a genus of plants, of numerous species, some of which are cultivated for their fragrance or the beauty of their flowers.


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Gerar

A region; lodging-place, a very ancient town and district in the south border of Palestine, which was ruled over by a king named Abimelech (Genesis 10:19; 20:1, 2). Abraham sojourned here, and perhaps Isaac was born in this place. Both of these patriarchs were guilty of the sin of here denying their wives, and both of them entered into a treaty with the king before they departed to Beersheba (21:23-34; 26). It seems to have been a rich pastoral country (2 Chronicles 14:12-18). Isaac here reaped an hundred-fold, and was blessed of God (Genesis 26:12). The "valley of Gerar" (Genesis 26:17) was probably the modern Wady el-Jerdr.


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Gerar

same as Gera


Naves Topical Index
Gerar

1. A City of the Philistines

General references
Genesis 10:19

Abimelech, king of
Genesis 20:1; Genesis 26:6

Visited by Abraham
Genesis 20:1

Visited by Isaac
Genesis 26:1; 2 Chronicles 14:13-14

2. A valley
Genesis 26:17-22


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Gerar

(a lodging-place), a very ancient city south of Gaza. It occurs chiefly in Genesis, (Genesis 10:19; 20:1; 26:17) also incidentally in (2 Chronicles 14:13,14) It must have trenched on the "south" or "south country" of later Palestine. From a comparison of (Genesis 21:32) with Genesis 26:23,26 Beersheba would seem to be just on the verge of this territory, and perhaps to be its limit towards the northeast.


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Gerasenes