Gomer

Gomer [N] [H] [S]

complete; vanishing.

  • The daughter of Diblaim, who (probably in vision only) became the wife of ( Hosea 1:3 ).

  • The eldest son of Japheth, and father of Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah ( Genesis 10:2 Genesis 10:3 ), whose descendants formed the principal branch of the population of South-eastern Europe. He is generally regarded as the ancestor of the Celtae and the Cimmerii, who in early times settled to the north of the Black Sea, and gave their name to the Crimea, the ancient Chersonesus Taurica. Traces of their presence are found in the names Cimmerian Bosphorus, Cimmerian Isthmus, etc. In the seventh century B.C. they were driven out of their original seat by the Scythians, and overran western Asia Minor, whence they were afterwards expelled. They subsequently reappear in the times of the Romans as the Cimbri of the north and west of Europe, whence they crossed to the British Isles, where their descendants are still found in the Gaels and Cymry. Thus the whole Celtic race may be regarded as descended from Gomer.

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

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

  • Gomer [N] [E] [S]

    to finish; complete
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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

    Gomer [N] [E] [H]

    (perfect ).

    1. The eldest son of Japheth, ( Genesis 10:2 Genesis 10:3 ) the progenitor of the early Cimmerians, of the later Cimbri and the other branches of the Celtic family, and of the modern Gael and Cymri.
    2. The wife of Hosea. ( Hosea 1:3 )

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    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

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

    GOMER (1)

    go'-mer (gomer):

    Given in Genesis 10:2; 1 Chronicles 1:5 f as a son of Japheth. The name evidently designates the people called Gimirra by the Assyrians, Kimmerians by the Greeks. They were a barbaric horde of Aryans who in the 7th century BC left their abode in what is now Southern Russia and poured. through the Caucasus into Western Asia, causing serious trouble to the Assyrians and other nations. One division moved eastward toward Media, another westward, where they conquered Cappadocia and made it their special abode. They fought also in other parts of Asia Minor, conquering some portions. The Armenian name for Cappadocia, Gamir, has come from this people. In Ezekiel 38:6 Gomer is mentioned as one of the northern nations.

    George Ricker Berry


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    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'GOMER (1)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.  

    GOMER (2)

    go'-mer (gomer; Gamer):

    Wife of Hosea. Hosea married Gomer according to Divine appointment, and this was the beginning of God's word to him (Hosea 1:3; 3:1-4). She was to be a wife of whoredom and they were to have children of whoredom. This need not mean that at the time of marriage she was thus depraved, but she had the evil taint in her blood, had inherited immoral instincts. These soon manifested themselves, and the unfaithful, depraved wife of the prophet went deeper into sin. She seems to have left him and become the slave of her paramour (Hosea 3:1). Hosea is now commanded by Yahweh to buy her back, paying the price of the ordinary slave. The prophet keeps her in confinement and without a husband for some time. This experience of the prophet was typical of Israel's unfaithfulness, of Israel's exile, and of God bringing her back after the punishment of the exile.

    See HOSEA.

    J. J. Reeve.


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