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Gershom

[gur-shuh m] /ˈgɜr ʃəm/
noun
1.
the elder son of Moses and Zipporah. Ex. 18:3.
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  • Her distrust of Gershom was so strong that she could not bring herself to a direct reply.

    One Man in His Time Ellen Glasgow
  • "I am all ready, Gershom," she told her husband as she came down the path.

    The New Land Elma Ehrlich Levinger
  • Clifton Holt did not say much to any one, except his sister Elizabeth, of all that was to be undertaken soon in Gershom.

    David Fleming's Forgiveness Margaret Murray Robertson
  • Yet it had been a power for good in Gershom and in all the country round.

    David Fleming's Forgiveness Margaret Murray Robertson
  • As for Gershom, no one seemed to think him of sufficient importance to throw away any interest or care on him.

    Oak Openings James Fenimore Cooper
Gershom in the Bible

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."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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