Geshur

Geshur (Gesh´uhr)

1 A small ancient kingdom whose territory formed part of southern Golan, east of the Sea of Galilee (Josh 12:5; Josh 13:11). During the wars of conquest (late thirteenth–early twelfth century BCE) it proved difficult for Israel to win (Josh 13:11; Josh 13:13), and it remained an independent Aramean kingdom in the time of David. Seeking to establish political relationships with this kingdom, David married Maacah, the daughter of Geshur’s king, Talmai (2Sam 3:3). She bore him Absalom, who, after killing Amnon, fled to his grandfather’s territory (2Sam 13:37-38). 2 A region in the south of Palestine mentioned in (Josh 13:2) as yet to be won and in (1Sam 27:8-11) as conquered by David while he was with the Philistines.

Josh 12:5

5and ruled over Mount Hermon and Salecah and all Bashan to the boundary of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and over half of Gilead to the boundary of King S ... View more

Josh 13:11

11and Gilead, and the region of the Geshurites and Maacathites, and all Mount Hermon, and all Bashan to Salecah;

Josh 13:11

11and Gilead, and the region of the Geshurites and Maacathites, and all Mount Hermon, and all Bashan to Salecah;

Josh 13:13

13Yet the Israelites did not drive out the Geshurites or the Maacathites; but Geshur and Maacath live within Israel to this day.

2Sam 3:3

3his second, Chileab, of Abigail the widow of Nabal of Carmel; the third, Absalom son of Maacah, daughter of King Talmai of Geshur;

2Sam 13:37-38

37But Absalom fled, and went to Talmai son of Ammihud, king of Geshur. David mourned for his son day after day.38Absalom, having fled to Geshur, stayed there th ... View more

Josh 13:2

2This is the land that still remains: all the regions of the Philistines, and all those of the Geshurites

1Sam 27:8-11

8Now David and his men went up and made raids on the Geshurites, the Girzites, and the Amalekites; for these were the landed settlements from Telam on the way t ... View more

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