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Bible Usage:


  • 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


1. The eldest son of Levi (1 Chronicles 6:16, 17, 20, 43, 62, 71; 15:7)=GERSHON (q.v.).

2. The elder of the two sons of Moses born to him in Midian (Exodus 2:22; 18:3). On his way to Egypt with his family, in obedience to the command of the Lord, Moses was attacked by a sudden and dangerous illness (4:24-26), which Zipporah his wife believed to have been sent because he had neglected to circumcise his son. She accordingly took a "sharp stone" and circumcised her son Gershom, saying, "Surely a bloody husband art thou to me", i.e., by the blood of her child she had, as it were, purchased her husband, had won him back again.

3. A descendant of Phinehas who returned with Ezra from Babylon (Ezra 8:2).

4. The son of Manasseh (Judges 18:30), in R.V. "of Moses."

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

a stranger here

Naves Topical Index

1. Son of Moses
Exodus 2:22; Exodus 18:3; 1 Chronicles 23:15-16; 1 Chronicles 26:24

2. See Gershon

3. A descendant of Phinehas
Ezra 8:2

4. A Levite
Judges 18:30

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(a stranger or exile).

  1. The first-born son of Moses and Zipporah. (Exodus 2:22; 18:3) (B.C. 1530.)
  2. The form under which the name GERSHON the eldest son of Levi is given in several passages of Chronicles, viz., (1 Chronicles 6:16,17,20,43,62,71; 15:7)
  3. The representative of the priestly family of Phinehas, among those who accompanied Ezra from Babylon. (Ezra 8:2) (B.C. 536.)