Geshur
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Geshur

Geshuri, sight of the valley; a walled valley

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Geshur

(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]

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).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GESHUR

ge'-shur (geshur, "bridge"): An Aramean kingdom (2 Samuel 15:8) of no great size which lay probably to the South of Maacah, and formed with it the western boundary of the land of Bashan (Deuteronomy 3:14 Joshua 12:5; Joshua 13:11). The territory of these two probably corresponded roughly with modern Jaulan. It may not have reached quite to the Jordan on the West; in which case the Geshurites literally dwelt "in the midst" of Israel (Joshua 13:13), since they were not expatriated by the half-tribe of Manasseh, and they retained their independence. David married Maacah, daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur, who became the mother of Absalom and Tamar (2 Samuel 3:3). To Talmai Absalom fled for safety after the murder of Amnon (2 Samuel 13:37 f), and thence Joab brought him back to Jerusalem (2 Samuel 14:23). The Geshurites and Aram are said to have taken the cities of Jair-i.e. Havvoth-jair-which lay in the land of Gilead (1 Chronicles 2:23). It is possible that "Geshurites" should be read, with Vulgate, Syriac, etc., instead of "Ashurites" in 2 Samuel 2:9. The only difficulty is that Geshur was an independent kingdom, and there is nothing to show how it was brought under the sway of the son of Saul. In the catalogue of land still to be possessed in Joshua 13:2, the King James Version reads "Geshuri," the Revised Version (British and American) "the Geshurites," referring evidently to a district bordering on the Philistines. Both the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) render the same word by "Geshurites" in 1 Samuel 27:8, where apparently the same territory is indicated as invaded by David. In neither passage is the text above suspicion; in 1 Samuel 27:8 Septuagint's Codex Vaticanus omits the name. No satisfactory explanation has been suggested.

W. Ewing

Strong's Hebrew
1650. Geshur -- a territory East of the upper Jordan, also inhab. ...
... 1649, 1650. Geshur. 1651 . a ... inhab. of Geshur. Transliteration: Geshur
Phonetic Spelling: (ghesh-oor') Short Definition: Geshur. ...
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1651. Geshuri -- inhab. of Geshur, also a people South of ...
... Geshuri. 1652 . inhab. of Geshur, also a people South of Philistia. Transliteration:
Geshuri Phonetic Spelling: (ghe-shoo-ree') Short Definition: Geshurites. ...
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Library

How Absalom Murdered Amnon, who had Forced his Own Sister; and How ...
... were tears on both sides; they lamenting their brother who was killed, and the king
lamenting his son, who was killed also; but Absalom fled to Geshur, to his ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 8 how absalom murdered.htm

The History of David
... the other sons came home. And Absalom fled into Geshur, and was there three
years, and durst not come home. And after by the moyen ...
/.../wells/bible stories and religious classics/the history of david.htm

The Nations of the South-East
... David had strengthened himself by marrying the daughter of the king of the Aramaic
district of Geshur, which bounded Gilead on the north, and Ammonites and ...
/.../sayce/early israel and the surrounding nations/chapter iii the nations of.htm

Pardoned Sin Punished
... the king, I pray thee, let me go and pay my vow, which I have vowed unto the Lord,
in Hebron.8. For thy servant vowed a vow while I abode at Geshur in Syria ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/pardoned sin punished.htm

The Nations of the North-East
... smaller Aramaic principalities of central Syria. Geshur, Maachah, Damascus
all acknowledged his authority. He had secured the caravan ...
/.../sayce/early israel and the surrounding nations/chapter iv the nations of.htm

How David Reigned Over one Tribe at Hebron While the Son Of
... was called Arenon; the second was Daniel, by his wife Abigail; the name of the third
was Absalom, by Maacah, the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur; the fourth ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 1 how david reigned.htm

The Early Life of St. Joseph
... In the course of it she stated that the father of Bartholomew of Geshur had for
some long time frequented the healing waters near Bethulia and had afterwards ...
/.../emmerich/the life of the blessed virgin mary/v the early life of.htm

The Journey of the Three Holy Kings to Bethlehem
The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary. <. ...
/.../emmerich/the life of the blessed virgin mary/xiii the journey of the.htm

The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 6. <. ...
/.../chapter iiithe hebrews and the.htm

Thesaurus
Geshur (11 Occurrences)
... 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 ...
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Talmai (6 Occurrences)
... Judges 1:10). (2.) A king of Geshur, to whom Absalom fled after he had put
Amnon to death (2 Samuel 3:3; 13:37). His daughter, Maachah ...
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Maachah (19 Occurrences)
... Oppression, a small Syrian kingdom near Geshur, east of the Hauran, the district
of Batanea (Joshua 13:13; 2 Samuel 10:6, 8; 1 Chronicles 19:7). ...
/m/maachah.htm - 16k

Maacah (30 Occurrences)
... ma'-a-ka (ma`akhah; Septuagint: Codex Vaticanus Mocha; Codex Alexandrinus Maacha):
A small Syrian kingdom adjoining that of Geshur on the western border of ...
/m/maacah.htm - 20k

Ammihud (10 Occurrences)
... (2.) Numbers 34:20. (3.) Numbers 34:28. (4.) The father of Talmai, king of Geshur,
to whom Absalom fled after the murder of Amnon (2 Samuel 13:37). ...
/a/ammihud.htm - 11k

Ab'salom (85 Occurrences)
... 3 and his second, Chileab, of Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite; and the third,
Absalom the son of Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur; (See RSV ...
/a/ab'salom.htm - 29k

Kenath (2 Occurrences)
... it his own name (Numbers 32:42). It was recaptured by Geshur and Aram (1
Chronicles 2:23). It is probably identical with the modern ...
/k/kenath.htm - 8k

Geshurites (6 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary. (1.) The inhabitants of Geshur. They maintained
friendly relations with the Israelites on the east of ...
/g/geshurites.htm - 9k

Ma'acah (22 Occurrences)
... 3 and his second, Chileab, of Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite; and the third,
Absalom the son of Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur; (See RSV ...
/m/ma'acah.htm - 12k

Bridge
... the Revised Version (British and American) GEPHYRUN): Does not occur in the canonical
Scriptures, unless it be indirectly in the proper name Geshur (geshur, 2 ...
/b/bridge.htm - 9k

Concordance
Geshur (11 Occurrences)

Joshua 12:5
and ruled in Mount Hermon, and in Salecah, and in all Bashan, to the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and half Gilead, the border of Sihon king of Heshbon.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Joshua 13:11
and Gilead, and the border of the Geshurites and Maacathites, and all Mount Hermon, and all Bashan to Salecah;
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Joshua 13:13
Nevertheless the children of Israel didn't drive out the Geshurites, nor the Maacathites: but Geshur and Maacath dwell in the midst of Israel to this day.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 3:3
and his second, Chileab, of Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite; and the third, Absalom the son of Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 13:37
But Absalom fled, and went to Talmai the son of Ammihur, king of Geshur. David mourned for his son every day.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 13:38
So Absalom fled, and went to Geshur, and was there three years.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 14:23
So Joab arose and went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 14:32
Absalom answered Joab, "Behold, I sent to you, saying,'Come here, that I may send you to the king, to say, "Why have I come from Geshur? It would be better for me to be there still. Now therefore let me see the king's face; and if there is iniquity in me, let him kill me."'"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 15:8
For your servant vowed a vow while I abode at Geshur in Syria, saying,'If Yahweh shall indeed bring me again to Jerusalem, then I will serve Yahweh.'"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 2:23
Geshur and Aram took the towns of Jair from them, with Kenath, and its villages, even sixty cities. All these were the sons of Machir the father of Gilead.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 3:2
the third, Absalom the son of Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur; the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Geshur

Geshur: Absalom Takes Refuge In, After the Murder of Amnon

Geshur: David Marries a Princess of

Geshur: District East of the Sources of the Jordan River--The Inhabitants of, not Subdued by the Israelites

Geshur: Inhabitants of One of the Villages of, Exterminated, and the Spoils Taken by David

Related Terms

Talmai (6 Occurrences)

Maachah (19 Occurrences)

Maacah (30 Occurrences)

Ammihud (10 Occurrences)

Ab'salom (85 Occurrences)

Kenath (2 Occurrences)

Geshurites (6 Occurrences)

Ma'acah (22 Occurrences)

Bridge

Ashhur (2 Occurrences)

Absalom (93 Occurrences)

Geshem (5 Occurrences)

Jo'ab (120 Occurrences)

Lets (31 Occurrences)

Geshuri (2 Occurrences)

Gesh'urites (6 Occurrences)

Geshurite (4 Occurrences)

Tent-towns (1 Occurrence)

Dispossessed (42 Occurrences)

Makir (17 Occurrences)

Ma-ac'athites (4 Occurrences)

Maacath (1 Occurrence)

Ma'acath (1 Occurrence)

Maacathites (4 Occurrences)

Mourneth (14 Occurrences)

Bashan (54 Occurrences)

Carmelite (6 Occurrences)

Chileab (1 Occurrence)

Chil'e-ab (1 Occurrence)

Ammihur (1 Occurrence)

Ab'igail (16 Occurrences)

Ashurites (2 Occurrences)

Ammi'hud (10 Occurrences)

Absalom's (16 Occurrences)

Argob (6 Occurrences)

Settlements (27 Occurrences)

Syrians (63 Occurrences)

Mourned (54 Occurrences)

Jair (14 Occurrences)

Adoni'jah (26 Occurrences)

Dependent (35 Occurrences)

Havvoth (4 Occurrences)

Havvoth-jair (5 Occurrences)

Machir (20 Occurrences)

Fled (181 Occurrences)

Havvoth-ja'ir (1 Occurrence)

Haggith (5 Occurrences)

Vowed (34 Occurrences)

Joab (128 Occurrences)

Aram (130 Occurrences)

Abigail (18 Occurrences)

Drove (89 Occurrences)

Sixty (70 Occurrences)

Nabal (18 Occurrences)

Surrounding (78 Occurrences)

Threescore (87 Occurrences)

Syria (73 Occurrences)

Carmel (33 Occurrences)

Manasseh (140 Occurrences)

Adonijah (28 Occurrences)

Widow (71 Occurrences)

Villages (106 Occurrences)

Nevertheless (153 Occurrences)

Gilead (130 Occurrences)

Hither (84 Occurrences)

Vow (49 Occurrences)

David (1052 Occurrences)

Drive (132 Occurrences)

Abode (112 Occurrences)

Belonged (105 Occurrences)

Captured (143 Occurrences)

King's (375 Occurrences)

Fourth (87 Occurrences)

Iniquity (299 Occurrences)

Continue (144 Occurrences)

Guilty (131 Occurrences)

Riseth (165 Occurrences)

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