Gershon
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Gershon

his banishment; the change of pilgrimage

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Gershon

(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 Dictionary
Gershon

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 Dictionary
Ger'shom expulsion, the eldest of Levi's three sons (Genesis 46:11; Exodus 6:16).

In the wilderness the sons of Gershon had charge of the fabrics of the taber

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GERSHON; 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).

Among the Gershonites who achieved distinction in later Biblical times was the family of Asaph, the singers from the time of David to the days of the Second Temple (1 Chronicles 6:31-47; 1 Chronicles 25:1-7; 15:7, 17, 19; 16:5, 7 2 Chronicles 25:15 Ezra 2:41; Ezra 3:10 Nehemiah 11:17, 22; Nehemiah 12:35 1 Chronicles 9:15). Other Gershonites named are the heads of the fathers' houses in the days of David in connection with the dividing of the Levites into courses (1 Chronicles 23:7-11); the superintendents of the treasuries of the house of the Lord of the same time (1 Chronicles 26:21, 22; 1 Chronicles 29:8); and, finally, Gershonites are mentioned among those who cleansed the house of the Lord in the days of Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 29:12, 13).

Ella Davis Isaacs

Strong's Hebrew
1649. 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
... Gereshon or Gereshom. 1649 . a son of Levi. Transliteration: Gereshon or Gereshom
Phonetic Spelling: (gay-resh-one') Short Definition: Gershon. ... Gershon, Gershom ...
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Library

Princely Service.
... Two wagons and four oxen he gave unto the sons of Gershon, according to their service,
and four wagons and eight oxen he gave unto the sons of Merari ...
/.../taylor/separation and service/part iii princely service.htm

Chapter xlvi
... And the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath and Merari. ... of "Jarib." "Zohar" appears as
"Zerah." "Gershon" (v.11) has the parallel "Gershom" (I Chron.). ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter xlvi.htm

Thesaurus
Gershon (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)
... Genesis 46:11 And the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. ... Numbers 3:17 And
these were the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari. ...
/m/merar'i.htm - 14k

Gershonites (17 Occurrences)
...GERSHON; GERSHONITES. ... Numbers 3:21 Of Gershon was the family of the Libnites, and
the family of the Shimeites: these are the families of the Gershonites. ...
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Gershonite (14 Occurrences)
... Gershonite (14 Occurrences). Numbers 3:18 And these are the names of the sons
of Gershon by their families: Libni and Shimei. (See NIV). ...
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Merari (38 Occurrences)
... me-ra'-ri (merari, "bitter"; Mararei): (1) The 3rd son of Levi, his brothers, Gershon
and Kohath, being always mentioned together with him (Genesis 46:11 ...
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Libni (5 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary White, one of the two sons of Gershon, the son
of Levi (Exodus 6:17; Numbers 3:18, 21). (see LAADAN.). Int. ...
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Kohath (30 Occurrences)
... Genesis 46:11 The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. ... Numbers 3:17 These were
the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari. ...
/k/kohath.htm - 18k

Shimei (43 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Famous. (1.) A son of Gershon, and grandson of Levi (Numbers
3:18; 1 Chronicles 6:17, 29); called Shimi in Exodus 6:17. ...
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Gershom (16 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Expulsion. (1.) The eldest son of Levi (1 Chronicles
6:16, 17, 20, 43, 62, 71; 15:7)=GERSHON (qv). (2.) The ...
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Clans (120 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). Exodus 6:17 The sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei, according to their
families. (See NIV). Exodus 6:19 The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. ...
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Concordance
Gershon (23 Occurrences)

Genesis 46:11
The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

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.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 6:17
The sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei, according to their families.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 3:17
These were the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 3:18
These are the names of the sons of Gershon by their families: Libni and Shimei.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 3:21
Of Gershon was the family of the Libnites, and the family of the Shimeites: these are the families of the Gershonites.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

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,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 4:22
"Take a census of the sons of Gershon also, by their fathers' houses, by their families;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

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.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 4:38
Those who were numbered of the sons of Gershon, their families, and by their fathers' houses,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

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.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 7:7
He gave two wagons and four oxen to the sons of Gershon, according to their service:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 10:17
The tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari, who bore the tabernacle, went forward.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

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.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

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.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

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.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 6:1
The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 6:16
The sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath and Merari.
(See NIV)

1 Chronicles 6:17
And these are the names of the sons of Gershom: Libni, and Shimei.
(See NIV)

1 Chronicles 6:43
the son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi.
(See NIV)

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.
(See NIV)

1 Chronicles 15:7
of the sons of Gershom: Joel the chief, and his brethren a hundred and thirty;
(See NIV)

1 Chronicles 23:6
David divided them into divisions according to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Gershon

Gershon: Son of Levi

Related Terms

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Gershonite (14 Occurrences)

Merari (38 Occurrences)

Libni (5 Occurrences)

Kohath (30 Occurrences)

Shimei (43 Occurrences)

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Clans (120 Occurrences)

Families (272 Occurrences)

Levi (79 Occurrences)

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Counted (122 Occurrences)

Manas'seh (123 Occurrences)

Bashan (54 Occurrences)

Responsible (242 Occurrences)

Half-tribe (38 Occurrences)

137 (1 Occurrence)

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Kohathites (18 Occurrences)

Kohathite (18 Occurrences)

Naph'tali (47 Occurrences)

Organized (5 Occurrences)

Jarmuth (7 Occurrences)

Ladan (5 Occurrences)

Levi's (2 Occurrences)

Libnites (2 Occurrences)

Libnite (2 Occurrences)

Grass-lands (42 Occurrences)

Gershomites (2 Occurrences)

Groups (13 Occurrences)

Gersonites (1 Occurrence)

Wagons (14 Occurrences)

Waggons (9 Occurrences)

Involved (10 Occurrences)

Is'sachar (40 Occurrences)

Thirty-seven (9 Occurrences)

Thirteen (16 Occurrences)

Records (50 Occurrences)

Eshterah (1 Occurrence)

Eshtarah (1 Occurrence)

Duties (46 Occurrences)

Distributeth (4 Occurrences)

Merar'ites (3 Occurrences)

Merarite (8 Occurrences)

Pasturelands (42 Occurrences)

Beesh'terah (1 Occurrence)

Beesh-terah (1 Occurrence)

Beriah (10 Occurrences)

Be-eshterah (1 Occurrence)

Beriites (1 Occurrence)

Man-slayer (20 Occurrences)

Courses (28 Occurrences)

Corresponding (17 Occurrences)

Census (24 Occurrences)

Carts (13 Occurrences)

Coverings (7 Occurrences)

Taker (26 Occurrences)

Shimea (6 Occurrences)

Shimites (1 Occurrence)

Shimi (1 Occurrence)

Shim'e-ites (2 Occurrences)

Shimite (1 Occurrence)

Shimeites (2 Occurrences)

Golan (4 Occurrences)

Numbered (209 Occurrences)

Slayer (23 Occurrences)

Sum (34 Occurrences)

Screen (26 Occurrences)

Suburbs (75 Occurrences)

Accused (29 Occurrences)

Beeshterah (1 Occurrence)

Allotted (54 Occurrences)

Manslayer (20 Occurrences)

Pasture (120 Occurrences)

Oxen (176 Occurrences)

Half (135 Occurrences)

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