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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaGERSHON; GERSHONITES
gur'-shon, gur'-shon-its (gereshon, written also gereshom): Firstborn of the 3 sons of Levi (Exodus 6:16 Numbers 3:17 1 Chronicles 6:1, 16; 1 Chronicles 23:6). He had two sons, Libni, also known as Ladan (1 Chronicles 23:7; 1 Chronicles 26:21), and Shimei (Exodus 6:17 Numbers 3:18 1 Chronicles 6:17, 20), and consequently two groups of descendants, enumerated in the census taken in the Wilderness of Sinai (Numbers 3:21) and that in the Plains of Moab (Numbers 26:57). In the distribution of functions among the Levites, the Gershonites were charged with the carrying of the curtains, coverings, screens, hangings, cords and instruments of the tabernacle and the tent of meeting on the journeys in the wilderness, under the supervision of Ithamar the son of Aaron. Their function was thus more exalted than that of the Merarites, who carried the boards, and less so than that of the Kohathites, who carried the most holy utensils and symbols. The Gershonites were given two wagons with four oxen-half as many as the Merarites, according to their service (Numbers 7:7). Thirteen cities were assigned to the Gershonites in Northern Palestine by Eleazar and Joshua (Jos 21:6, 27-33, 6:62, 71-76).
Strong's Hebrew1649. Gereshunni -- descendant of Gershon
... descendant of Gershon. Transliteration: Gereshunni Phonetic Spelling: (gay-resh-
oon-nee') Short Definition: Gershonites. ... Gershonite, sons of Gershon. ...
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1648. Gereshon -- a son of Levi
Hitchcock's Bible Names DictionaryGershon
Smith's Bible DictionaryGershon
(exile). The eldest of the three sons of Levi, born before the descent of Jacob's family into Egypt. (Genesis 46:11; Exodus 6:16) (B.C. before 1706.) But, though the eldest born, the families of Gershon were outstripped in fame by their younger brethren of Kohath, from whom sprang Moses and the priestly line of Aaron.
ATS Bible DictionaryGershon
The eldest son of Levi, and head of one of the three branches of the Levitical tribe, Genesis 46:11; Exodus 6:16. The Gershonites encamped west of the tabernacle in the wilderness, and carried its curtains and other parts form station to station, Numbers 3:17,25; 4:24-28,38- 41; 10:17. Thirteen cities were assigned to them in northern Canaan, Joshua 21:6; 1 Chronicles 6:62,71.
Easton's Bible DictionaryGer'shom expulsion, the eldest of Levi's three sons (Genesis 46:11; Exodus 6:16).
ThesaurusGershon (23 Occurrences)
... In the wilderness the sons of Gershon had charge of the fabrics of the taber.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. GERSHON; GERSHONITES. ...
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Merar'i (32 Occurrences)
Gershonites (17 Occurrences)
Gershonite (14 Occurrences)
Merari (38 Occurrences)
Libni (5 Occurrences)
Kohath (30 Occurrences)
Shimei (43 Occurrences)
Gershom (16 Occurrences)
Clans (120 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceGershon (23 Occurrences)
Genesis 46:11 The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
Exodus 6:16 These are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari; and the years of the life of Levi were one hundred thirty-seven years.
Exodus 6:17 The sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei, according to their families.
Numbers 3:17 These were the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari.
Numbers 3:18 These are the names of the sons of Gershon by their families: Libni and Shimei.
Numbers 3:21 Of Gershon was the family of the Libnites, and the family of the Shimeites: these are the families of the Gershonites.
Numbers 3:25 The duty of the sons of Gershon in the Tent of Meeting shall be the tabernacle, and the tent, its covering, and the screen for the door of the Tent of Meeting,
Numbers 4:22 "Take a census of the sons of Gershon also, by their fathers' houses, by their families;
Numbers 4:28 This is the service of the families of the sons of the Gershonites in the Tent of Meeting: and their duty shall be under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.
Numbers 4:38 Those who were numbered of the sons of Gershon, their families, and by their fathers' houses,
Numbers 4:41 These are those who were numbered of the families of the sons of Gershon, all who served in the Tent of Meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of Yahweh.
Numbers 7:7 He gave two wagons and four oxen to the sons of Gershon, according to their service:
Numbers 10:17 The tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari, who bore the tabernacle, went forward.
Numbers 26:57 These are those who were numbered of the Levites after their families: of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites; of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites; of Merari, the family of the Merarites.
Joshua 21:6 The children of Gershon had thirteen cities by lot out of the families of the tribe of Issachar, out of the tribe of Asher, out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan.
Joshua 21:27 They gave to the children of Gershon, of the families of the Levites, out of the half-tribe of Manasseh Golan in Bashan with its suburbs, the city of refuge for the manslayer, and Be Eshterah with its suburbs; two cities.
1 Chronicles 6:1 The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
1 Chronicles 6:16 The sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath and Merari.
1 Chronicles 6:17 And these are the names of the sons of Gershom: Libni, and Shimei.
1 Chronicles 6:43 the son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi.
1 Chronicles 6:62 And to the sons of Gershom, according to their families, out of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities.
1 Chronicles 15:7 of the sons of Gershom: Joel the chief, and his brethren a hundred and thirty;
1 Chronicles 23:6 David divided them into divisions according to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
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