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gershom


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Gershom 
  expulsion.  (1.)  The  eldest  son  of  Levi  (1  Chr.  6:16,  17,  20,  43, 
  62,  71;  15:7)=GERSHON  (q.v.). 
 
  (2.)  The  elder  of  the  two  sons  of  Moses  born  to  him  in  Midian 
  (Ex.  2:22;  18:3).  On  his  way  to  Egypt  with  his  family,  in 
  obedience  to  the  command  of  the  Lord,  Moses  was  attacked  by  a 
  sudden  and  dangerous  illness  (4:24-26),  which  Zipporah  his  wife 
  believed  to  have  been  sent  because  he  had  neglected  to 
  circumcise  his  son.  She  accordingly  took  a  "sharp  stone"  and 
  circumcised  her  son  Gershom,  saying,  "Surely  a  bloody  husband 
  art  thou  to  me",  i.e.,  by  the  blood  of  her  child  she  had  as  it 
  were  purchased  her  husband,  had  won  him  back  again 
 
  (3.)  A  descendant  of  Phinehas  who  returned  with  Ezra  from 
  Babylon  (Ezra  8:2). 
 
  (4.)  The  son  of  Manasseh  (Judg.  18:30),  in  R.V.  "of  Moses." 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Gershom,  a  stranger  here