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Gera

Gera [N] [H] [S]

grain.

  • The son of Bela and grandson of Benjamin ( 1 Chronicles 8:3 1 Chronicles 8:5 1 Chronicles 8:7 ).

  • The father of Ehud the judge ( Judges 3:15 ).

  • The father of Shimei, who so grossly abused David ( 2 Samuel 16:5 ; 2 Samuel 19:16 2 Samuel 19:18 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Gera". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Gera [N] [E] [S]

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    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Gera'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Gera [N] [E] [H]

    (a grain ), one of the "sons," i.e. descendants, of Benjamin. ( Genesis 46:21 ) Gera, who is named, ( Judges 3:15 ) as the ancestor of Ehud, and in ( 2 Samuel 16:5 ) as the ancestor of Shimei who cursed David, is probably also the same person (though some consider them different persons).


    [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 'Gera'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    GERA

    ge'-ra (gera', "grain"):

    A family name of the tribe of Benjamin, hence, not necessarily a separate individual in (3) and (4) below:

    (1) A son of Benjamin (Genesis 46:21).

    (2) According to 1 Chronicles 8:3,5,7, son of Bela and grandson of Benjamin. The name is repeated (8:5) in the list of Bela's sons.

    (3) Father, or ancestor, of the judge Ehud (Judges 3:15).

    (4) Father, or ancestor, of Shimei, the Benjamite, who cursed David when he fled from Absalom (2 Samuel 16:5; 19:16,18; 1 Kings 2:8).


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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'GERA'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.