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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.
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: Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera H1617, Naaman, [fn]Ehi, Rosh, [fn]Muppim, [fn]Huppim, and Ard.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:15 - But when the sons of Israel cried out to the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer for them, Ehud the son of Gera H1617, the Benjaminite, a left-handed man. And the sons of Israel sent tribute by [fn]him to Eglon the king of Moab.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:5 - When King David came to Bahurim, behold, a man was coming out from there from the family of the house of Saul, and his name was Shimei, the son of Gera H1617; he was coming out, cursing as he came.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:16 - Then Shimei the son of Gera H1617, the Benjaminite who was from Bahurim, hurried and came down with the men of Judah to meet King David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:18 - Then they crossed the shallow places repeatedly to bring over the king’s household, and to do what was good in his sight. And Shimei the son of Gera H1617 fell down before the king as he was about to cross the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:8 - “And behold, you have with you Shimei the son of Gera H1617 the Benjaminite, of Bahurim; now it was he who cursed me with a painful curse on the day I went to Mahanaim. But when he came down to meet me at the Jordan, I swore to him by the LORD, saying, ‘I will not put you to death with the sword.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 8:3 - Bela had sons: [fn]Addar, Gera H1617, Abihud,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 8:5 - Gera H1617, Shephuphan, and Huram.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 8:7 - namely, Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera H1617—he exiled them; and he fathered Uzza and Ahihud.

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