And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.
And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.
And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is
my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar.
And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.
And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is
ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.
Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army.
And the sons of Benjamin were
Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.
This they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary: (a shekel is
twenty gerahs:) an half shekel shall be
the offering of the LORD.
And all thy estimations shall be according to the shekel of the sanctuary: twenty gerahs shall be the shekel.
Thou shalt even take five shekels apiece by the poll, after the shekel of the sanctuary shalt thou take them
: (the shekel is
And those that are to be redeemed from a month old shalt thou redeem, according to thine estimation, for the money of five shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, which is
But when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised them up a deliverer, Ehud the son of Gera, a Benjamite, a man lefthanded: and by him the children of Israel sent a present unto Eglon the king of Moab.
2 Samuel 16:5
And when king David came to Bahurim, behold, thence came out a man of the family of the house of Saul, whose name was
Shimei, the son of Gera: he came forth, and cursed still as he came.
2 Samuel 19:16
And Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite, which was
of Bahurim, hasted and came down with the men of Judah to meet king David.
2 Samuel 19:18
And there went over a ferry boat to carry over the king's household, and to do what he thought good. And Shimei the son of Gera fell down before the king, as he was come over Jordan;
1 Kings 2:8
And, behold, thou hast
with thee Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite of Bahurim, which cursed me with a grievous curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim: but he came down to meet me at Jordan, and I sware to him by the LORD, saying, I will not put thee to death with the sword.
1 Chronicles 8:7
And Naaman, and Ahiah, and Gera, he removed them, and begat Uzza, and Ahihud.
2 Chronicles 14:13
And Asa and the people that were
with him pursued them unto Gerar: and the Ethiopians were overthrown, that they could not recover themselves; for they were destroyed before the LORD, and before his host; and they carried away very much spoil.
2 Chronicles 14:14
And they smote all the cities round about Gerar; for the fear of the LORD came upon them: and they spoiled all the cities; for there was exceeding much spoil in them.
And the shekel shall be
twenty gerahs: twenty shekels, five and twenty shekels, fifteen shekels, shall be your maneh.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
The son of Bela and grandson of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:3,5,7 ).
The father of Ehud the judge (Judges 3:15 ).
The father of Shimei, who so grossly abused David (2 Samuel 16:5 ; 19:16,18 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary
(gee' ruh) Personal name meaning, “stranger,” “alien,” or “sojourner.” 1. A son of Benjamin and grandson of Jacob (Genesis 46:21 ). 2 .Grandson of Benjamin (1Chronicles 8:3,1 Chronicles 8:5 ). Son of Ehud and clan head in Geba who was exiled to Manahath (1 Chronicles 8:6-7 ). 3 . The Father of Ehud (Judges 3:15 , see 1. above). 4. Father of Shimei, who cursed David (2 Samuel 16:5 ). See Shimei .
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Son, i.e. descendant, of Benjamin; enumerated in the list when Jacob went into Egypt (Genesis 46:21); son of Bela (1 Chronicles 8:3, where probably but one Gera is genuine); in the loins of his grandfather Benjamin then, but not actually born until after the going to Egypt and before Jacob's death. Numbers 26 omits Gera as not being head of a family hut being one of the Belaites; his mention in Genesis implies that ultimately he became head of a family. Gera, Ehud's ancestor, and Gera, Shimei's ancestor, is the same person (Judges 3:15; 2 Samuel 16:5).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
GERA . One of Benjamin’s sons ( Genesis 46:21 , omitted in Numbers 26:38-40 ). Acc. to 1 Chronicles 8:3 ; 1 Chronicles 8:8 ; 1 Chronicles 8:7 he was a son of Bela and a grandson of Benjamin. Gera was evidently a well-known Benjamite clan, to which belonged Ehud ( Judges 3:15 ) and Shimel ( 2 Samuel 16:5 ; 2Sa 19:16 ; 2 Samuel 19:18 , 1 Kings 2:3 ).
Morrish Bible Dictionary
A descendant of Benjamin. Genesis 46:21 ; Judges 3:15 ; 2 Samuel 16:5 ; 2 Samuel 19:16,18 ; 1 Kings 2:8 ; 1 Chronicles 8:3,5,7 . It is not clear whether all the passages refer to the same person.
- descendant, of Benjamin; enumerated in the list when Jacob went into Egypt (Genesis 46:21); son of Bela (1 Chronicles 8:3, where probably but one Gera is genuine); in the loins of his grandfather Benjamin then, but not actually born until after the going to Egypt and before Jacob's death. Numbers 26 omits Gera as not being head of a family hut being one of the Belaites; his mention in Genesis implies that ultimately he became head of a family. Gera, Ehud's ancestor, and Gera, Shimei's ancestor, is the same person (Judges 3:15; 2 Samuel 16:5)
- Same as Gera
- Benjamite, (2 Samuel 16:5) from Gera, pilgrimage
- Gera was evidently a well-known Benjamite clan, to which belonged Ehud ( Judges 3:15 ) and Shimel ( 2 Samuel 16:5 ; 2Sa 19:16 ; 2 Samuel 19:18 , 1 Kings 2:3 )
- 1 Chronicles 8:6-8; "the heads of the fathers of Geba, they removed them (led them captive, Qeri) to Manahath," "they," namely, Naaman, Ahiah, and Gera, and of these three Gera in particular, "he removed them" (led them captive)
- (hehg' luhm) NRSV interpretation of Hebrew text in 1 Chronicles 8:7 , taking as a proper name giving a second name to Gera what other translations translate as “who deported them
- Son of Gera, a Benjamite
- ( 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)
- (1 Chronicles 7:10 ; 8:6 ) ...
Ehud son of Gera, of the tribe of Benjamin, (Judges 3:15 ) the second judge of the Israelites
- ), the son of Gera, a Benjamite
The son of Gera, of the tribe of Benjamin (Judges 3:15 )
- of Jerusalem, the abode, of Shimei, son of Gera (2 Samuel 16:5; 2 Samuel 17:18; 1 Kings 2:8)
- The second of the judges was son of Gera, also an hereditary name in Benjamin (Genesis 46:21; 2 Samuel 16:5; 1 Chronicles 8:3)
- From Becher came also Sheba, son of Bichri, the rebel against David (2 Samuel 20); also Shimei, son of Gera of Bahurim (2 Samuel 17:5), "of the house of Saul
- Son of Gera, a Benjamite, of the house of Saul: he cursed David, calling him 'a man of Belial,' and threw stones and dust at him, when he was hastening from Jerusalem at the rebellion of Absalom; but made submission on David's return, and was not then punished
- From Gera (one house of his family) came Ehud, Israel's judge and deliverer Eglon of Moab (Judges 3:14-30)
- Ehud was “bound as to his right hand”; he was lefthanded: “But when the children of Israel cried unto the Lord, the Lord raised them up a deliverer, Ehud the son of Gera, a Benjamite, a man lefthanded …” (Judg
- Son of Gera, a Benjamite, of Saul's house; at Bahurim, a marked spot on the way from the Jordan valley to Jerusalem, just within Benjamin; to this point Phaltiel followed Michal (2 Samuel 3:16)
- Benjamin's sons, Becher, Gera, Rosh, are missing in Moses' list, because they either died childless, or did not leave a sufficient number of children to form independent families