Character Study on Girgashites

Character Study on Girgashites

Genesis 15: And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
Deuteronomy 7: When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou;
Joshua 3: And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the living God is among you, and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites.
Joshua 24: And ye went over Jordan, and came unto Jericho: and the men of Jericho fought against you, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Girgashites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; and I delivered them into your hand.
Nehemiah 9: And foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give it, I say, to his seed, and hast performed thy words; for thou art righteous:

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Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Girgashites
(See CANAAN) Joshua 24:11. W. of Jordan. Sprung from the fifth sea of Canaan (Genesis 10:16).

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Girgashites
GIRGASHITES (in Heb. always sing. ‘the Girgashite,’ and rightly so rendered in RV [Note: Revised Version.] ). Very little is known of this people, whose name, though occurring several times in OT in the list of Can. tribes ( Genesis 10:16 ; Genesis 15:21 , Deuteronomy 7:1 [and Deuteronomy 20:17 in Sam. and LXX [Note: Septuagint.] ], Joshua 3:10 ; Jos 24:11 , 1 Chronicles 1:14 , Nehemiah 9:8 ), affords no indication of their position, or to what branch of the Canaanites they belonged, except in two instances, namely, Genesis 10:16 , where the ‘Girgashite’ is given as the name of the fifth son of Canaan; and Joshua 24:11 , where the Girgashites would seem to have inhabited the tract on the west of Jordan, the Israelites having been obliged to cross over that river in order to fight the men of Jericho, among whom were the Girgashites.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Girgasites, Girgashites
A people established early in Canaan, the origin of whom is not known, except that they were descended from Canaan. Genesis 10:16 ; Genesis 15:21 ; Deuteronomy 7:1 ; Joshua 3:10 ; Joshua 24:11 ; 1 Chronicles 1:14 ; Nehemiah 9:8 .

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Girgashites
See CANAANITES .

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Girgashites - Girgashites (in Heb. ] ], Joshua 3:10 ; Jos 24:11 , 1 Chronicles 1:14 , Nehemiah 9:8 ), affords no indication of their position, or to what branch of the Canaanites they belonged, except in two instances, namely, Genesis 10:16 , where the ‘Girgashite’ is given as the name of the fifth son of Canaan; and Joshua 24:11 , where the Girgashites would seem to have inhabited the tract on the west of Jordan, the Israelites having been obliged to cross over that river in order to fight the men of Jericho, among whom were the Girgashites
Gergesenes - (See Matthew 8:28) It is more than probable, that this was the same nation as is called in the Old Testament Girgashites; one of the cities of Canaan beyond the sea of Tiberias
Girzite - Some scholars would change the text to Girgashites, assuming an early copying change
Canaanites, the - The descendants of Canaan the son of Ham, of whom the Jubusites, the Amorites, the Girgashites, the Hivites, the Arkites, the Sinites, the Arvadites, the Zemarites, and the Hamathites were branches. In Genesis 15:18-21 , where the land promised to Abram extends to the river Euphrates, there are ten nations mentioned: the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaims, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites
Jebusites - In the list of the descendants of Noah (Genesis 10:1 ) the Jebusites are traced through the line of Ham and Canaan and are listed alongside other clans such as the Amorites and Girgashites
Hornet - Nachman, was the nation of the Girgashites, who retired into Africa, fearing the power of God. This account accords with Scripture, in which, though the Girgashites are included in the general list of the seven devoted nations either to be driven out or destroyed by the Israelites, Genesis 15:20-21 ; Deuteronomy 7:1 ; Joshua 3:10 ; Joshua 24:11 ; yet they are omitted in the list of those to be utterly destroyed, Deuteronomy 20:17 ; and among whom, in neglect of the divine decree, the Israelites lived and intermarried, Judges 3:1-6 . That the name of the Girgashites, however, was not extirpated, we may collect from the Gergesenes, in our Saviour's time, inhabiting the same country, Matthew 8:28
Canaanites - The "Girgashites" are mentioned in addition to the foregoing in Deuteronomy 7:1 ; Joshua 3:10
Canaan - ), comprising six chief tribes, the Hittites, Hivites, Amorites, Jebusites, Perizzites, and Girgashites; to which the Canaanites (in the narrow sense) being added make up the mystic number seven. In consequence, the Girgashites, fearing the power of God, fled away into Africa; the Gibeonites entered into league, and continued inhabitants of Israel; the 31 kings made war and fell. ... It is an undesigned coincidence that the Girgashites are never named (except in Joshua 24:11, the recapitulation) as having fought against Israel in the detailed account of the wars. ... God's promise to Abraham was, "Unto thy seed have I given this land from the river of Egypt unto the great river the river Euphrates, the Kenites, the Kenezites, the Kadmonites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaims, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites" (Genesis 15:18-21)
Nations, the - Seven nations larger and stronger than Israel appear in three passages ( Deuteronomy 7:1 ; Joshua 3:10 ; 24:11 ): the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites
Canaanites - The Girgashites lay next above the Amorites, on the east side of the Sea of Tiberias, and their land was afterward possessed by the half tribe of Manasseh