1 Moses’s eldest son, born to Zipporah in Midian (Exod 2:22). The name, popularly explained as “sojourner there” (Heb. ger sham), may be based on the verb garash (“drive away”), used for Pharaoh’s release of Israel from Egypt (Exod 6:1; Exod 11:1) and for the expulsion of earlier inhabitants from Canaan (Exod 23:28-31). It also recalls Moses’s rescue of Zipporah and her sisters from the shepherds who “drove them away” from the well (Exod 2:17). This Gershom is the ancestor of the priest at Dan (Judg 18:30). 2 A descendant of Phinehas (Ezra 8:2). 3 For the Gershom of (1Chr 6 cf. 1Chr 15:7), see Gershon.
22She bore a son, and he named him Gershom; for he said, “I have been an alien residing in a foreign land.”
Israel's Deliverance Assured
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Warning of the Final Plague
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28And I will send the pestilence in front of you, which shall drive out the Hivites, the Canaanites, and the Hittites from before you.29I will not drive them ou ... View more
17But some shepherds came and drove them away. Moses got up and came to their defense and watered their flock.
30Then the Danites set up the idol for themselves. Jonathan son of Gershom, son of Moses, and his sons were priests to the tribe of the Danites until the time t ... View more
2Of the descendants of Phinehas, Gershom. Of Ithamar, Daniel. Of David, Hattush,
Descendants of Levi
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7of the sons of Gershom, Joel the chief, with one hundred thirty of his kindred;