Character Study on Gershon

Character Study on Gershon

Genesis 46: And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
Exodus 6: And these are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari: and the years of the life of Levi were an hundred thirty and seven years.
Exodus 6: The sons of Gershon; Libni, and Shimi, according to their families.
Numbers 3: And these were the sons of Levi by their names; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari.
Numbers 3: And these are the names of the sons of Gershon by their families; Libni, and Shimei.
Numbers 3: Of Gershon was the family of the Libnites, and the family of the Shimites: these are the families of the Gershonites.
Numbers 3: The families of the Gershonites shall pitch behind the tabernacle westward.
Numbers 3: And the chief of the house of the father of the Gershonites shall be Eliasaph the son of Lael.
Numbers 3: And the charge of the sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of the congregation shall be the tabernacle, and the tent, the covering thereof, and the hanging for the door of the tabernacle of the congregation,
Numbers 4: Take also the sum of the sons of Gershon, throughout the houses of their fathers, by their families;
Numbers 4: This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, to serve, and for burdens:
Numbers 4: At the appointment of Aaron and his sons shall be all the service of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their burdens, and in all their service: and ye shall appoint unto them in charge all their burdens.
Numbers 4: This is the service of the families of the sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of the congregation: and their charge shall be under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.
Numbers 4: And those that were numbered of the sons of Gershon, throughout their families, and by the house of their fathers,
Numbers 4: These are they that were numbered of the families of the sons of Gershon, of all that might do service in the tabernacle of the congregation, whom Moses and Aaron did number according to the commandment of the LORD.
Numbers 7: Two wagons and four oxen he gave unto the sons of Gershon, according to their service:
Numbers 10: And the tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari set forward, bearing the tabernacle.
Numbers 26: And these are they that were numbered of the Levites after their families: of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites: of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites: of Merari, the family of the Merarites.
Joshua 21: And the children of Gershon had by lot out of the families of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the half tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities.
Joshua 21: And unto the children of Gershon, of the families of the Levites, out of the other half tribe of Manasseh they gave Golan in Bashan with her suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Beeshterah with her suburbs; two cities.
Joshua 21: All the cities of the Gershonites according to their families were thirteen cities with their suburbs.
1 Chronicles 6: The sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
1 Chronicles 23: And David divided them into courses among the sons of Levi, namely, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
1 Chronicles 23: Of the Gershonites were, Laadan, and Shimei.
1 Chronicles 26: As concerning the sons of Laadan; the sons of the Gershonite Laadan, chief fathers, even of Laadan the Gershonite, were Jehieli.
1 Chronicles 29: And they with whom precious stones were found gave them to the treasure of the house of the LORD, by the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite.
2 Chronicles 29: Then the Levites arose, Mahath the son of Amasai, and Joel the son of Azariah, of the sons of the Kohathites: and of the sons of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi, and Azariah the son of Jehalelel: and of the Gershonites; Joah the son of Zimmah, and Eden the son of Joah:

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Gershon
Ger'shom expulsion, the eldest of Levi's three sons (Genesis 46:11 ; Exodus 6:16 ). In the wilderness the sons of Gershon had charge of the fabrics of the tabernacle when it was moved from place to place, the curtains, veils, tent-hangings (Numbers 3 :: 2126-26 ). Thirteen Levitical cities fell to the lot of the Gershonites (Joshua 21:27-33 ).

Holman Bible Dictionary - Gershon
(guhr' sshahn) Personal name meaning, “expelled” or “bell.” Eldest son of Levi (Genesis 46:11 ). He was the progenitor of the Gershonites, who had specifically assigned responsibilities regarding the transporting of the tabernacle during the years of Israel's nomadic existence in the wilderness. Compare Exodus 6:16-17 ; Numbers 3:17-25 ; Numbers 4:22-41 ; Numbers 7:7 ; Numbers 10:17 ; Numbers 26:57 ; Joshua 21:6 ,Joshua 21:6,21:27 . First Chronicles often spells the name Gershom. See Gershom ; Levi ; Priests and Levites.



Hitchcock's Bible Names - Gershon
His banishment; the change of pilgrimage
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Gershon, Gershonites
GERSHON, GERSHONITES . The name Gershon is given to the eldest son of Levi, to whom a division of the Levites traced their descent ( Genesis 46:11 , Exodus 6:16 , Numbers 3:17 , 1 Chronicles 6:1 ; 1 Chronicles 6:16 [Gershom] 1 Chronicles 23:6 ). The title ‘Gershonites’ is found in Numbers 3:21 ; Numbers 3:23 f., Numbers 4:24 ; Numbers 4:27 f., Numbers 26:57 , Jos 21:33 , 1 Chronicles 23:7 ; 1 Chronicles 26:21 , 2 Chronicles 29:12 ; and of an individual, 1 Chronicles 26:21 ; 1 Chronicles 29:8 ; the ‘sons of Gershon’ ( Exodus 6:17 , Numbers 3:18 ; Numbers 3:25 ; Numbers 4:22 ; Numbers 4:36 ; Numbers 4:41 ; Numbers 7:7 ; Numbers 10:17 , Joshua 21:6 ; Joshua 21:27 ), or ‘of Gershom’ ( 1 Chronicles 6:17 ; 1Ch 6:62 ; 1 Chronicles 6:71 ; 1 Chronicles 15:7 ). They were subdivided into two groups, the Libnites and the Shimeites ( Numbers 3:21 ; Numbers 26:58 ), each being traced to a ‘son’ of Gershon ( Exodus 6:17 , Numbers 3:18 , 1Ch 6:17 ; 1 Chronicles 6:20 [42, Shimei is omitted from the genealogy]). ‘Ladan’ stands for Libni in 1 Chronicles 23:7 ff; 1 Chronicles 26:21 . From these families fragments of genealogies remain (see 1 Chronicles 23:8-11 ). Comparatively little is related of the Gershonites after the Exile. Certain of them are mentioned in 1 Chronicles 9:15 and Nehemiah 11:17 a, Nehemiah 11:22 as dwelling in Jerusalem immediately after the Return. Of the ‘sons of Asaph’ (Gershonites), 128 ( Ezra 2:41 ) or 148 ( Nehemiah 7:44 ) returned with Ezra to the city in b.c. 454. Asaphites led the music at the foundation of the Temple ( Ezra 3:10 ); and certain of them blew trumpets in the procession at the dedication of the city walls ( Nehemiah 12:25 ). P [Note: Priestly Narrative.] and the Chronicler introduce the family into the earlier history. (1) During the desert wanderings the Gershonites were on the west side of the Tent (Numbers 3:23 ); their duty was to carry all the hangings which composed the Tent proper, and the outer coverings and the hangings of the court, with their cords ( Numbers 3:25 f., Numbers 4:24 ff., Numbers 10:17 ), for which they were given two wagons and four oxen ( Numbers 7:7 ); and they were superintended by Ithamar, the youngest son of Aaron ( Numbers 4:33 , Numbers 7:8 ). (2) After the settlement in Palestine, thirteen cities were assigned to them ( Joshua 21:6 ; Joshua 21:27-33 = 1 Chronicles 6:62 ; 1 Chronicles 6:71-76 ). (3) In David’s reign the Chronicler relates that the Temple music was managed partly by Asaph, a Gershonite, and his family ( 1 Chronicles 6:39-43 ; 1 Chronicles 25:1 f., 1Ch 25:6 , 1 Chronicles 25:8 a, 1 Chronicles 25:14 1 Chronicles 25:14 ; and see 1 Chronicles 15:7 ; 1 Chronicles 15:17-19 ). David divided the Levites into courses ‘according to the sons of Levi’ ( 1 Chronicles 23:6 ; Gershonites, 1 Chronicles 23:7-11 ); and particular offices of Gershonites are stated in 1 Chronicles 26:21 f. (4) Jahaziel, an Asaphite, prophesied to Jehoshaphat before the battle of En-gedi ( 2 Chronicles 20:14-17 ). (5) They took part in the cleansing of the Temple under Hezekiah ( 2 Chronicles 29:12 f.). Cf. also Kohath. A. H. M‘Neile.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Gershon, Gershonites
Eldest son of Levi, born before the children of Israel entered Egypt, and his descendants. Genesis 46:11 ; 1 Chronicles 6:1 ; 1 Chronicles 23:6 . At the numbering of the Israelites in the wilderness there were 7,500 Gershonites as a branch of the Levites. Their charge was the frame-work of the tabernacle and the tent, with the hangings and curtains. For the transport of these they had two wagons and four oxen. Numbers 3:17-25 ; Numbers 4:22-38 ; Numbers 7:7 . They had thirteen of the Levitical cities. Joshua 21:6,27-33 . In the kingdom, under Asaph and his sons, they "prophesied according to the order of the king." Others had charge of the "treasures of the house of God, and were over the treasures of the holy things," and of the precious stones. 1 Chronicles 23:6,7 ; 1 Chronicles 25:2 ; 1 Chronicles 26:20-22 ; 1 Chronicles 29:8 . See GERSHOM, No. 2.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Gershon
The eldest son of Levi, and head of one of the three branches of the Levitical tribe, Genesis 46:11 ; Exodus 6:16 . The Gershonites encamped west of the tabernacle in the wilderness, and carried its curtains and other parts form station to station, Numbers 3:17,25 ; 4:24-28,38 - 41 ; 10:17 . Thirteen cities were assigned to them in northern Canaan, Joshua 21:6 ; 1 Chronicles 6:62,71 .

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Gershonite - (guhr' sshahn ite) Descendant of Gershon. See Gershon
Ger'Shonites, the, - 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
Shimites - Family of Shimei, son of Gershon
Shim'Ites, the, - the descendants of Shimei the son of Gershon
Libnites - Descendants of Libni, the son of Gershon
Laadan - Son of Gershon, 1 Chronicles 23:7-8
Lael - ” Levite leader in clan of Gershon (Numbers 3:24 )
Libni - White, one of the two sons of Gershon, the son of Levi (Exodus 6:17 ; Numbers 3:18,21 )
Laadan - Descendant of Gershon the son of Levi
Libni - Son of Gershon, the son of Levi
be-Esh-Terah - (house of Ashterah ), one of the two cities allotted to the sons of Gershon out of the tribe of Manasseh beyond Jordan
Eliasaph - A Levite of the family of Gershon (Numbers 3:24 )
Shimea - ... ... Another Levite of the family of Gershon (1 Chronicles 6:39 )
Gershom - Eldest son of Levi, 1 Chronicles 6:16-71 ; 1 Chronicles 15:7 ; but elsewhere named Gershon
Ger'Shon - ) But, though the eldest born, the families of Gershon were outstripped in fame by their younger brethren of Kohath, from whom sprang Moses and the priestly line of Aaron
Gershon - In the wilderness the sons of Gershon had charge of the fabrics of the tabernacle when it was moved from place to place, the curtains, veils, tent-hangings (Numbers 3 :: 2126-26 ). Thirteen Levitical cities fell to the lot of the Gershonites (Joshua 21:27-33 )
Ger'Shom - ) ... The form under which the name Gershon --the eldest son of Levi--is given in several passages of Chronicles, viz
Ziza - Son of Shimei, a Levite from Gershon, following some manuscript and early translation evidence (1 Chronicles 23:10 )
Libni - The eldest son of Gershon, that is to say, the eponym of a principal family of Gershonite Levites, Exodus 6:17 , Numbers 3:18 , 1 Chronicles 6:17 ; 1 Chronicles 6:20
Laadan - Original ancestor of clan of Levites and son of Gershon (1 Chronicles 23:7-9 ; 1 Chronicles 26:21 ), though elsewhere Gershon's son is named Libni
Lib'ni -
The eldest son of Gershon the son of Levi, (Exodus 6:17 ; Numbers 3:18 ; 1 Chronicles 6:17,20 ) and ancestor of the family of the Libnites
Gershon, Gershonites - Gershon, GershonITES . The name Gershon is given to the eldest son of Levi, to whom a division of the Levites traced their descent ( Genesis 46:11 , Exodus 6:16 , Numbers 3:17 , 1 Chronicles 6:1 ; 1 Chronicles 6:16 [Gershom] 1 Chronicles 23:6 ). The title ‘Gershonites’ is found in Numbers 3:21 ; Numbers 3:23 f. , Numbers 26:57 , Jos 21:33 , 1 Chronicles 23:7 ; 1 Chronicles 26:21 , 2 Chronicles 29:12 ; and of an individual, 1 Chronicles 26:21 ; 1 Chronicles 29:8 ; the ‘sons of Gershon’ ( Exodus 6:17 , Numbers 3:18 ; Numbers 3:25 ; Numbers 4:22 ; Numbers 4:36 ; Numbers 4:41 ; Numbers 7:7 ; Numbers 10:17 , Joshua 21:6 ; Joshua 21:27 ), or ‘of Gershom’ ( 1 Chronicles 6:17 ; 1Ch 6:62 ; 1 Chronicles 6:71 ; 1 Chronicles 15:7 ). They were subdivided into two groups, the Libnites and the Shimeites ( Numbers 3:21 ; Numbers 26:58 ), each being traced to a ‘son’ of Gershon ( Exodus 6:17 , Numbers 3:18 , 1Ch 6:17 ; 1 Chronicles 6:20 [42, Shimei is omitted from the genealogy]). Comparatively little is related of the Gershonites after the Exile. Of the ‘sons of Asaph’ (Gershonites), 128 ( Ezra 2:41 ) or 148 ( Nehemiah 7:44 ) returned with Ezra to the city in b. (1) During the desert wanderings the Gershonites were on the west side of the Tent (Numbers 3:23 ); their duty was to carry all the hangings which composed the Tent proper, and the outer coverings and the hangings of the court, with their cords ( Numbers 3:25 f. (3) In David’s reign the Chronicler relates that the Temple music was managed partly by Asaph, a Gershonite, and his family ( 1 Chronicles 6:39-43 ; 1 Chronicles 25:1 f. David divided the Levites into courses ‘according to the sons of Levi’ ( 1 Chronicles 23:6 ; Gershonites, 1 Chronicles 23:7-11 ); and particular offices of Gershonites are stated in 1 Chronicles 26:21 f
Shimei -
A son of Gershon, and grandson of Levi (Numbers 3:18 ; 1 Chronicles 6:17,29 ); called Shimi in Exodus 6:17 . ... ... A Levite of the family of Gershon (1 Chronicles 6:42 )
Gershom -
The eldest son of Levi (1 Chronicles 6:16,17,20,43,62,71 ; 15:7 )=Gershon (q
Golan - of the Jordan ( Deuteronomy 4:43 , Joshua 20:8 ), assigned to the sons of Gershon ( Joshua 21:27 , 1 Chronicles 6:71 ), in the territory belonging to the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan
Levi - His three sons, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari were heads of the three branches of the LEVITES, q
Shimei - Son of Gershon, the son of Levi. Son of Jahath, a son of Gershon
le'vi - [DINAH ] Levi, with his three sons, Gershon, Kohath and Merari, went down to Egypt with his father Jacob
Shelomith - Son of Shimei, a Gershonite (1 Chronicles 23:9). The Gershonites numbered nine fathers' houses, six named after Laadan, and three after Shimei. Laadan and Shimei are not named in 1 Chronicles 23:7 as being sons of Gershon, but as founders of the two chief lilies of the Gershonites
Levi - Levi had three sons, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari, the heads of the families of the tribe
Gershom - See Gershon ; Levites ; Moses
Gershom - ]); see Gershon
Merari - ) Third of Levi's sons, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. ... They shared with the Gershonites and Kohathites the offices of singers, doorkeepers, etc
Levites - ... The tribe of Levi included at least three separate families: Gershon, Kohath and Merari (with the families of Moses and Aaron being treated somewhat separately from the rest of the tribe of Gershon)
Levite - ... The Levitical order consisted of all the descendants of Levi's three sons, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari; whilst Aaron, Amram's son (Amram, son of Kohat), and his issue constituted the priestly order. The Gershonites pitched their tents on the west of the tabernacle (3:23), the Kohathites on the south (3:29), the Merarites on the north (3:35), and the priests on the east (3:38)
Levite - The Levites were divided into three sections that corresponded to the three families descended from Levi’s three sons, Gershon, Kohath and Merari (Exodus 6:16; Numbers 3:14-20). The Gershon group looked after the curtains and other hangings, and had two wagons to carry their load (Numbers 3:21-26; Numbers 7:7). There were forty-eight Levitical cities and these were divided among four groups – the priestly Kohathites (Aaron was a Kohathite; Exodus 6:16-20), the non-priestly Kohathites, the Gershonites, and the Merarites
Kohath, Kohathites - The three main divisions of Levites bore the names of Gershon, Kohath, and Merari, and these are accordingly given as the names of the ‘sons’ of Levi ( Genesis 46:11 , Exodus 6:16 , Num 3:17 , 1 Chronicles 6:1 ; 1 Chronicles 6:16 ; 1 Chronicles 23:6 ). (1) During the desert wanderings the Kohathites were on the south side of the Tent ( Numbers 3:30 ), and they carried the screen of the sanctuary and its furniture, after it had been prepared for travel by the greatest of all the descendants of Kohath Aaron and his sons ( Numbers 3:31 , Numbers 4:4-18 , Numbers 10:21 ); they were privileged to carry their burden upon their shoulders ( Numbers 7:9 ), instead of in waggons, as the Gershonites and Merarites; they were superintended by Eleazar, Aaron’s son ( Numbers 4:16 )
Levites - The Levites were divided into different classes: Gershonites, Kohathites, Merarites, and Aaronites or priests, Numbers 3, &c. The Gershonites, whose number was seven thousand five hundred, were employed in the marches through the wilderness in carrying the veils and curtains of the tabernacle; the Kohathites, whose number was eight thousand six hundred, in carrying the ark and sacred vessels of the tabernacle; the Merarites, whose number was six thousand two hundred, in carrying the several pieces of the tabernacle which could not be placed upon the chariots; and the Aaronites were the priests who served the sanctuary. When the Hebrews encamped in the wilderness, the Levites were placed around the tabernacle; Moses and Aaron at the east, Gershon at the west, Kohath at the south, and Merari at the north
le'Vites - (Numbers 3:31 ; 4:15 ; 31:35) (2) the Gershonites had to carry the tent-hangings and curtains. The submission of the Gibeonites enabled him to relieve the tribe-divisions of Gershon and Merari of the most burdensome of their duties
Levite - There were three family clans within the tribe of Levi—Gershon, Kohath, and Meraribut it was only Kohath who supplied the Aaronic priests
Levites - The genealogy (Genesis 46:11) goes no further down than Levi's three sons; these too are named in their order of birth, not giving Kohath the prominence which his family had subsequently, He has four clans in Exodus 6:16-25, Gershon and Merari but two each. ... The priests occupied the eastern side of the tabernacle, inside Judah the leading camp; the Kohathites the southern side, inside Reuben; the Gershonites the western side, inside Ephraim; the Merarites the northern, inside Daniel The aggregate of Gershonites (Numbers 3:22), Kohathites (Numbers 3:28), and Merarites (Numbers 3:34), is 22,300; but in the redemption 300 are deducted (probably the firstborn in Levi within the year that had elapsed since the command was issued, Numbers 3:40-43), and 22,000 taken as substituted for Israel's male firstborn. ... So, of 8,600 Kohathites, 2,750 were on duty, of 7,500 Gershonites 2,630, of 6,200 Merarites 3,200 (Numbers 4). The Gershonites bore the tent hangings and curtains; the Merarites the tabernacle boards, bars, and pillars; the Kohathites under Eleazar bore the vessels on their shoulders (Numbers 7:9); the Gershonites and Merarites under Ithamar (Numbers 4:28; Numbers 4:33), because of their weighty charge, were allowed oxen and wagons. " Korah's sons of the Levites, headed by Heman, played upon psalteries and harps (1 Chronicles 9:19; 1 Chronicles 9:32); the Kohathites prepared the shewbread every sabbath; the Gershonites were headed by Asaph's son in the temple choir (1 Chronicles 6:39; 1 Chronicles 6:44; 1 Chronicles 15:17), the Merarites by Ethan or Jeduthun
mo'Ses - The immediate pedigree of Moses is as follows: Levi was the father of: Gershon -- Kohath -- Merari Kohath was the father of: Amram = Jochebed Amram = Jochebed was the father of: Hur = Miriam -- Aaron = Elisheba -- Moses = Zipporah Aaron = Elisheba was the father of: Nadab -- Abihu -- Eleazar -- Ithamar Eleazar was the father of: Phineas Moses = Zipporah was the father of: Gershom -- Eliezer Gershom was the father of: Jonathan The history of Moses naturally divides itself into three periods of 40 years each
Numbers, Book of - The transport duties of the three Levitical families, Kohath, Gershon, and Merari, are detailed
Tabernacle - The tabernacle with the camp of the Levites was to set forward between the second and third camps (Numbers 2:17); but Numbers 10 says after the first camp had set forward the tabernacle was taken down, and the sons of Gershon and Merari set forward bearing the tabernacle, and afterward the second camp or standard of Reuben
Priest - Of the three sons of Levi, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari, the Lord chose the family of Kohath, and out of this the house of Aaron, to exercise the functions of the priesthood
Priests And Levites - The rest of the made descendants of Levi were Levites, divided into the three great families of Gershon, Kohath, and Merari