Bible Names A-G: Gera
Gera in Easton's Bible Dictionary
grain. (1.) The son of Bela and grandson of Benjamin (1 Chr.
(2.) The father of Ehud the judge (Judg. 3:15).
(3.) The father of Shimei, who so grossly abused David
16:5; 19:16, 18).
Gera in 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).
Gera in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Gera in Naves Topical Bible
Possibly the name of three men; more probably of one
-The son of Bela
Ge 46:21; Jud 3:15; 2Sa 16:5; 19:16,18; 1Ki 2:8; 1Ch
Gera in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(a grain), one of the "sons," i.e. descendants, of Benjamin.
Ge 46:21 Gera, who is named, Jud 3:15 as the ancestor of Ehud,
and in 2Sa 16:5 as the ancestor of Shimei who cursed David, is
probably also the same person (though some consider them
Gera in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
ge'-ra (gera', "grain"): A family name of the tribe of
Benjamin, hence, not necessarily a separate individual in (3)
and (4) below:
(1) A son of Benjamin (Gen 46:21).
(2) According to 1 Ch 8:3,5,7, son of Bela and grandson of
Benjamin. The name is repeated (8:5) in the list of Bela's
(3) Father, or ancestor, of the judge Ehud (Jdg 3:15).
(4) Father, or ancestor, of Shimei, the Benjamite, who cursed
David when he fled from Absalom (2 Sam 16:5; 19:16,18; 1 Ki
Gera Scripture - 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.
Gera Scripture - 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;
Gera Scripture - Judges 3:15
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.
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