the family descended from Gershon or Gershom, the son of Levi. "THE GERSH0NITE," as applied to individuals, occurs in ( 1 Chronicles 26:21 ) The sons of Gershon (the Gershonites) had charge of the fabrics of the tabernacle--the coverings, curtains, hangings and cords. ( Numbers 3:25 Numbers 3:26 ; Numbers 4:25 Numbers 4:26 )
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Gershonites, The,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".