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HEBREW: 1617 arg Gera'
NAVE: Gera Heglam
EBD: Gera
Geography | Geology | Geology Of Palestine | Geon | Gephyrun | Gera | Gerah | Gerar | Gergesa | Gergesenes | Gerizim


In Bible versions:

Heglam: NRSV TEV
son of Bela son of Benjamin; Gera I; the father of Shimei
son of Judge Ehud of Benjamin; Gera II
son of Ehud the judge son of Gera I son Bela son of Benjamin.

pilgrimage, combat; dispute ( --> same as Gerar)


Strongs #01617: arg Gera'

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

1617 Gera' gay-raw'

perhaps from 1626; a grain; Gera, the name of six
see HEBREW for 01626

Gera [EBD]

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

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

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

Gera [NAVE]

Possibly the name of three men; more probably of one. The son of Bela, Gen. 46:21; Judg. 3:15; 2 Sam. 16:5; 19:16, 18; 1 Kin. 2:8; 1 Chr. 8:3, 5, 7.

Heglam [NAVE]

1 Chr. 8:7.


(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).


GERA - 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 (Gen 46:21).

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

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

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