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Bible Names A-G: Gera


Gera in Easton's Bible Dictionary grain. (1.) The son of Bela and grandson of Benjamin (1 Chr. 8:3, 5,7). (2.) The father of Ehud the judge (Judg. 3:15). (3.) The father of Shimei, who so grossly abused David (2 Sam. 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 pilgrimage

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 8:3,5,7

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 different persons).

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 sons. (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 2:8).

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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