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Dictionaries :: Gera

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Easton's Bible Dictionary


grain. (1.) The son of Bela and grandson of Benjamin (1Ch 8:3,5,7).

(2.) The father of Ehud the judge (Jdg 3:15).

(3.) The father of Shimei, who so grossly abused David (2Sa 16:5; 19:16,18).

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary


pilgrimage, combat; dispute

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia


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 (Ge 46:21).

(2) According to 1Ch 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 (Jud 3:15).

(4) Father, or ancestor, of Shimei, the Benjamite, who cursed David when he fled from Absalom (2Sa 16:5; 19:16,18; 1Ki 2:8).

Smith's Bible Dictionary


(a grain) one of the "sons," i.e. descendants, of Benjamin (Genesis 46:21). Gera, who is named (Judges 3:15) as the ancestor of Ehud, and in 2 Samuel 16:5 as the ancestor of Shimei who cursed David, is probably also the same person (though some consider them different persons.)


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