- Gera used 9 times.
- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
- Included in Naves: Yes
- Included in Smiths: Yes
- Included in Websters: No
- Included in Strongs: Yes
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- Included in BDB: Yes
- H1617 Used 9 times
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).
pilgrimage, combat; dispute
(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
(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).
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.
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.
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.
same as Gera
1. A City of the Philistines
Visited by Abraham
2. A valley
(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.