| Geshuri And Geshurites
In Bible versions:
people of Geshur:
a town and nation
residents of the town of Geshur
sight of the valley; a walled valley ( --> same as Geshuri)
(33° 0´, 36° 25´)
Geshuri or Geshurites = see Geshur
1) inhabitants of Geshur
2) a tribe in south Palestine of or near the Philistines
1651 Gshuwriy ghe-shoo-ree'
patrial from 1650; a Geshurite (also collectively) or
inhabitants of Geshur:-Geshuri, Geshurites.
see HEBREW for 01650
Geshur or Geshurites = "proud beholder"
1) a people
2) a land in north Transjordania
1650 Gshuwr ghesh-oor'
from an unused root (meaning to join); bridge; Geshur, a
district of Syria:-Geshur, Geshurite.
bridge, the name of a district or principality of Syria near Gilead, between Mount Hermon and the Lake of Tiberias (2 Sam. 15:8; 1 Chr. 2:23). The Geshurites probably inhabited the rocky fastness of Argob, the modern Lejah, in the north-east corner of Bashan. In the time of David it was ruled by Talmai, whose daughter he married, and who was the mother of Absalom, who fled to Geshur after the murder of Amnon (2 Sam. 13:37).
(1.) The inhabitants of Geshur. They maintained friendly relations with the Israelites on the east of Jordan (Josh. 12:5; 13:11, 13).
(2.) Another aboriginal people of Palestine who inhabited the south-west border of the land. Geshuri in Josh. 13:2 should be "the Geshurite," not the Geshurites mentioned in ver. 11, 13, but the tribe mentioned in 1 Sam. 27:8.
), a little principality of Syria, northeast of Bashan. (3:14
; 2Ã‚Â Samuel 15:8
) It ia highly probable that Geshur was a section of the wild and rugged region now called el-Lejah
, still a refuge for criminals and outlaws. [ARGOB
- ge'-shur (geshur, "bridge"): An Aramean kingdom (2 Sam 15:8
) of no great size which lay probably to the South of Maacah, and formed with it the western boundary of the land of Bashan (Dt 3:14
; Josh 12:5
). The territory of these two probably corresponded roughly with modern Jaulan. It may not have reached quite to the Jordan on the West; in which case the Geshurites literally dwelt "in the midst" of Israel (Josh 13:13
), since they were not expatriated by the half-tribe of Manasseh, and they retained their independence. David married Maacah, daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur, who became the mother of Absalom and Tamar (2 Sam 3:3
). To Talmai Absalom fled for safety after the murder of Amnon (2 Sam 13:37
f), and thence Joab brought him back to Jerusalem (2 Sam 14:23
). The Geshurites and Aram are said to have taken the cities of Jair--i.e. Havvoth-jair--which lay in the land of Gilead (1 Ch 2:23
). It is possible that "Geshurites" should be read, with Vulgate, Syriac, etc., instead of "Ashurites" in 2 Sam 2:9
. The only difficulty is that Geshur was an independent kingdom, and there is nothing to show how it was brought under the sway of the son of Saul. In the catalogue of land still to be possessed in Josh 13:2
, the King James Version reads "Geshuri," the Revised Version (British and American) "the Geshurites," referring evidently to a district bordering on the Philistines. Both the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) render the same word by "Geshurites" in 1 Sam 27:8
, where apparently the same territory is indicated as invaded by David. In neither passage is the text above suspicion; in 1 Sam 27:8
Septuagint's Codex Vaticanus omits the name. No satisfactory explanation has been suggested.