Try out the new BibleStudyTools.com. Click here!

Goshen.

Goshen. [N] [E] [H]

  1. The name of a part of Egypt where the Israelites dwelt during the whole period of their sojourn in that country. It was probably situated on the eastern border of the Nile, extending from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea. It contained the treasure-cities of Rameses and Pittim. It was a pasture land, especially suited to a shepherd people, and sufficient for the Israelites, who there prospered, and were separate from the main body of the Egyptians.
  2. A district in southern Palestine conquered by Joshua. ( Joshua 10:41 ) It lay between Gaza and Gibeon.
  3. A town in the mountains of Judah, probably in a part of the country of Goshen.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Goshen'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.