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Lexicon :: Strong's H1617 - gērā'

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Perhaps from גֵּרָה (H1626)
Strong’s Definitions

גֵּרָא Gêrâʼ, gay-raw'; perhaps from H1626; a grain; Gera, the name of six Israelites:—Gera.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 9x

The KJV translates Strong's H1617 in the following manner: Gera (9x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 9x
The KJV translates Strong's H1617 in the following manner: Gera (9x).
  1. Gera = "a grain"

    1. a son of Benjamin

    2. a son of Bela and grandson of Benjamin

    3. any member of the Gera family of the Benjamite tribe

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גֵּרָא Gêrâʼ, gay-raw'; perhaps from H1626; a grain; Gera, the name of six Israelites:—Gera.
STRONGS H1617: Abbreviations
גֵּרָא proper name, masculine (Phoenician גרא) son of Benjamin Genesis 46:21 (lacking Numbers 26:38-40); son of Bela`, & grandson of Benjamin, according to 1 Chronicles 8:3, 5 compare 1 Chronicles 8:7; designation of a Benjamite family or clan; hence Ehud called בֶּןגֵּֿרָא Judges 3:15, & so Shimei, 2 Samuel 16:5; 2 Samuel 19:17; 2 Samuel 19:19; 1 Kings 2:8.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




26:38; 26:39; 26:40



2 Samuel

16:5; 19:17; 19:19

1 Kings


1 Chronicles

8:3; 8:5; 8:7


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1617 matches the Hebrew גֵּרָא (gērā'),
which occurs 9 times in 9 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:21 - And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, H1617 and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:15 - But when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised them up a deliverer, Ehud the son of Gera, H1617 a Benjamite, a man lefthanded: and by him the children of Israel sent a present unto Eglon the king of Moab.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:5 - And when king David came to Bahurim, behold, thence came out a man of the family of the house of Saul, whose name was Shimei, the son of Gera: H1617 he came forth, and cursed still as he came.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:16 - And Shimei the son of Gera, H1617 a Benjamite, which was of Bahurim, hasted and came down with the men of Judah to meet king David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 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 H1617 fell down before the king, as he was come over Jordan;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:8 - And, behold, thou hast with thee Shimei the son of Gera, H1617 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 8:3 - And the sons of Bela were, Addar, and Gera, H1617 and Abihud,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 8:5 - And Gera, H1617 and Shephuphan, and Huram.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 8:7 - And Naaman, and Ahiah, and Gera, H1617 he removed them, and begat Uzza, and Ahihud.
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