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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

Bridge, the name of a district or principality of Syria near Gilead, between Mount Hermon and the Lake of Tiberias (2 Samuel 15:8; 1 Chronicles 2:23). The Geshurites probably inhabited the rocky fastness of Argob, the modern Lejah, in the north-east corner of Bashan. In the time of David it was ruled by Talmai, whose daughter he married, and who was the mother of Absalom, who fled to Geshur after the murder of Amnon (2 Samuel 13:37).

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

Geshuri, sight of the valley; a walled valley

Naves Topical Index

District east of the sources of the Jordan.

The inhabitants of, not subdued by the Israelites
Deuteronomy 3:14; Joshua 13:2-13; 1 Chronicles 2:23

Inhabitants of one of the villages of, exterminated, and the spoils taken by David
1 Samuel 27:8

David marries a princess of
2 Samuel 3:3; 1 Chronicles 3:2

Absalom takes refuge in, after the murder of Amnon
2 Samuel 13:37-38; 2 Samuel 15:8

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(a bridge), a little principality of Syria, northeast of Bashan. (3:14; 2 Samuel 15:8) It ia highly probable that Geshur was a section of the wild and rugged region now called el-Lejah , still a refuge for criminals and outlaws. [ARGOB]

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Geshuri and Geshurites

  1. The inhabitants of Geshur. (3:14; Joshua 12:5; 13:11)
  2. An ancient tribe which dwelt in the desert between Arabia and Philistia. (Joshua 13:2; 1 Samuel 27:8)

Easton's Bible Dictionary

1. The inhabitants of Geshur. They maintained friendly relations with the Israelites on the east of Jordan (Joshua 12:5; 13:11, 13).

2. Another aboriginal people of Palestine who inhabited the south-west border of the land. Geshuri in Joshua 13:2 should be "the Geshurite," not the Geshurites mentioned in ver. 11, 13, but the tribe mentioned in 1 Samuel 27:8.