Places Study on Geshur

Places Study on Geshur

Deuteronomy 3: Jair the son of Manasseh took all the country of Argob unto the coasts of Geshuri and Maachathi; and called them after his own name, Bashanhavothjair, unto this day.
Joshua 12: And reigned in mount Hermon, and in Salcah, and in all Bashan, unto the border of the Geshurites and the Maachathites, and half Gilead, the border of Sihon king of Heshbon.
Joshua 13: This is the land that yet remaineth: all the borders of the Philistines, and all Geshuri,
Joshua 13: And Gilead, and the border of the Geshurites and Maachathites, and all mount Hermon, and all Bashan unto Salcah;
Joshua 13: Nevertheless the children of Israel expelled not the Geshurites, nor the Maachathites: but the Geshurites and the Maachathites dwell among the Israelites until this day.
1 Samuel 27: And David and his men went up, and invaded the Geshurites, and the Gezrites, and the Amalekites: for those nations were of old the inhabitants of the land, as thou goest to Shur, even unto the land of Egypt.
2 Samuel 3: And his second, Chileab, of Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite; and the third, Absalom the son of Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur;
2 Samuel 13: But Absalom fled, and went to Talmai, the son of Ammihud, king of Geshur. And David mourned for his son every day.
2 Samuel 13: So Absalom fled, and went to Geshur, and was there three years.
2 Samuel 14: So Joab arose and went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem.
2 Samuel 14: And Absalom answered Joab, Behold, I sent unto thee, saying, Come hither, that I may send thee to the king, to say, Wherefore am I come from Geshur? it had been good for me to have been there still: now therefore let me see the king's face; and if there be any iniquity in me, let him kill me.
2 Samuel 15: For thy servant vowed a vow while I abode at Geshur in Syria, saying, If the LORD shall bring me again indeed to Jerusalem, then I will serve the LORD.
1 Chronicles 2: And he took Geshur, and Aram, with the towns of Jair, from them, with Kenath, and the towns thereof, even threescore cities. All these belonged to the sons of Machir the father of Gilead.
1 Chronicles 3: The third, Absalom the son of Maachah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur: the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith:

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Geshur
Bridge, the name of a district or principality of Syria near Gilead, between Mount Hermon and the Lake of Tiberias (2 Samuel 15:8 ; 1 Chronicles 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 Samuel 13:37 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Geshur
(gee' sshuhr) Place name perhaps meaning, “bridge.” Small Aramean city-state between Bashan and Hermon. It served as a buffer between Israel and Aram. David married Maacah, daughter of the king of Geshur, who became mother of Absalom (1 Samuel 3:3 ), which caused the two lands to be on friendly terms. Absalom later retreated to his mother's homeland (2 Samuel 13:37-38 ). Nowhere do David's battle reports mention Geshur (2 Samuel 8:1 ; 2 Samuel 10:1 ). Many scholars think Joshua 13:2 and 1 Samuel 27:8 refer to a group of southern Philistine cities about which nothing else is known.



Hitchcock's Bible Names - Geshur
Geshuri
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Geshur
("bridge".) A region N.E. of Bashan, adjoining Argob and Aram, conquered by Jair of Manasseh, but left in the hands of the original inhabitants (Joshua 13:13; Deuteronomy 3:14; 2 Samuel 15:8). "Geshur at Aram" (Hebrew), i.e. bordering on Syria of Damascus (1 Chronicles 2:23). The Geshuri bordering on the Philistines (Joshua 13:2), and invaded by David (1 Samuel 27:8), were distinct from those N.E. of Gilead. Yet there may have been some connection, a portion of the Geshurites possibly passing southwards. At least David in his wandering life formed an alliance with Talmai king of Geshur by marrying Maachah his daughter, by whom he had his handsome but worthless son Absalom and his daughter Tamar.

David's attack on the southern Geshurites, or else his stay near Moab (1 Samuel 22), may have first brought him into connection with Talmai king of the northeastern Geshur (2 Samuel 3:3; 2 Samuel 13:37.) The wild nature of Absalom accords with the wild home and stock from whence he sprang; there he fled after murdering Amnon. Geshur was probably part of the rugged Argob, now Lejah, where amidst those basaltic fastness the Geshurites would be secure from the Israelites in the plains. (See ARGOB.)

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Geshur, Geshurites
GESHUR, GESHURITES . A small Aramæan tribe, whose territory, together with that of Maacah (wh. see), formed the W. border of Bashan ( Deuteronomy 3:14 , Joshua 12:6 ; Joshua 13:11 ). The Geshurites were not expelled by the half-tribe of Manasseh, to whom their land had been allotted ( Joshua 13:13 ), and were still ruled by an independent king in the reign of David, who married the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur ( 2 Samuel 3:3 ). After the murder of his half-brother Amnon, Absalom took refuge with his maternal grandfather in ‘Geshur of Aram’ ( 2 Samuel 13:37 ; 2 Samuel 15:8 ). Geshur and Maacah were probably situated in the modern Jaulân , if they are not to be identified with it. In 1 Chronicles 2:23 Geshur and Aram are said to have taken the ‘tent-villages’ of Jair from the Israelites. On the strength of Joshua 13:2 and 1 Samuel 27:8 , it has been maintained that there was another tribe of this name in the neighbourhood of the Philistines; but the evidence in support of this view is very precarious.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Geshur
A principality on the north-east of Bashan. 2 Samuel 3:3 ; 2 Samuel 13:37,38 ; 2 Samuel 14:23 ; 2 Samuel 15:8 ; 1 Chronicles 2:23 ; 1 Chronicles 3:2 . David married the daughter of the king of Geshur, and she was the mother of Absalom.

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Geshur
Geshur (gç'shur), bridge. A small district of Syria, east of the Jordan and northeast of Bashan; allotted to Manasseh, Deuteronomy 3:14; 2 Samuel 15:8; 1 Chronicles 2:23; Joshua 13:13; David married a daughter of its king, 2 Samuel 3:3; Absalom fled thither after the murder of Amnon, 2 Samuel 13:37. Now known as "the Lejah," and still the refuge of criminals and outlaws.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Geshur, Geshuri, Geshurites
The name of a district and people in Syria. Geshur lay upon the eastern side of the Jordan between Bashan, Maachah, and Mount Hermon, and within the limits of the Hebrew territory; but the Israelites did not expel its inhabitants, Joshua 12:5 ; 13:13 . They appear to have been brought under tribute, 1 Chronicles 2:23 , but to have retained their own kings. One of David's wives, Maachah the mother of Absalom, was daughter of Talmai king of Geshur; and it was here that Absalom found refuge after the murder of Amnon, and remained three years with his grandfather, 2 Samuel 3:3 ; 13:37 ; 15:8 . The word Geshur signifies bridge; and in the border of the region, where, according to the above data, we must place Geshur, between mount Hermon and the lake of Tiberias, there still exists an ancient stone bridge of four arches over the Jordan, called Jisr-Beni-Jakub, that is, the bridge of the children of Jacob. There seems to have been here an important pass on the route to Damascus and the East.

There was also a people of the same name in the south of Palestine, near the Philistines, Joshua 13:2 ; 1 Samuel 27:8 .

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Geshurite - (gehssh' yoo rite) Citizen of Geshur. See Geshur
Geshuri - (gih sshyoo' ri) KJV spelling for Geshurites. See Geshur
Geshur, Geshurites - Geshur, GeshurITES . The Geshurites were not expelled by the half-tribe of Manasseh, to whom their land had been allotted ( Joshua 13:13 ), and were still ruled by an independent king in the reign of David, who married the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur ( 2 Samuel 3:3 ). After the murder of his half-brother Amnon, Absalom took refuge with his maternal grandfather in ‘Geshur of Aram’ ( 2 Samuel 13:37 ; 2 Samuel 15:8 ). Geshur and Maacah were probably situated in the modern Jaulân , if they are not to be identified with it. In 1 Chronicles 2:23 Geshur and Aram are said to have taken the ‘tent-villages’ of Jair from the Israelites
Geshur - "Geshur at Aram" (Hebrew), i. The Geshuri bordering on the Philistines (Joshua 13:2), and invaded by David (1 Samuel 27:8), were distinct from those N. Yet there may have been some connection, a portion of the Geshurites possibly passing southwards. At least David in his wandering life formed an alliance with Talmai king of Geshur by marrying Maachah his daughter, by whom he had his handsome but worthless son Absalom and his daughter Tamar. ... David's attack on the southern Geshurites, or else his stay near Moab (1 Samuel 22), may have first brought him into connection with Talmai king of the northeastern Geshur (2 Samuel 3:3; 2 Samuel 13:37. Geshur was probably part of the rugged Argob, now Lejah, where amidst those basaltic fastness the Geshurites would be secure from the Israelites in the plains
Geshur, Geshuri, Geshurites - Geshur lay upon the eastern side of the Jordan between Bashan, Maachah, and Mount Hermon, and within the limits of the Hebrew territory; but the Israelites did not expel its inhabitants, Joshua 12:5 ; 13:13 . One of David's wives, Maachah the mother of Absalom, was daughter of Talmai king of Geshur; and it was here that Absalom found refuge after the murder of Amnon, and remained three years with his grandfather, 2 Samuel 3:3 ; 13:37 ; 15:8 . The word Geshur signifies bridge; and in the border of the region, where, according to the above data, we must place Geshur, between mount Hermon and the lake of Tiberias, there still exists an ancient stone bridge of four arches over the Jordan, called Jisr-Beni-Jakub, that is, the bridge of the children of Jacob
Geshuri, Geshurites - Inhabitants of Geshur
Gesh'Uri -
The inhabitants of Geshur
Geshur - David married Maacah, daughter of the king of Geshur, who became mother of Absalom (1 Samuel 3:3 ), which caused the two lands to be on friendly terms. Nowhere do David's battle reports mention Geshur (2 Samuel 8:1 ; 2 Samuel 10:1 )
ge'Shur - (3:14; 2 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
Talmai - Son of Ammihud and king of Geshur, and father of Maacah, David's wife
Geshur - David married the daughter of the king of Geshur, and she was the mother of Absalom
Aram - See various compound names with Aram below and Beth Rehob; Padan-Aram; Geshur; Maacah; Tob; Zobah
Kenath - It was afterwards re-taken with the villages of Jair by Geshur and Aram, as the passage in Chronicles should read
Absalom - the son of David by Maachah, daughter of the king of Geshur; distinguished for his fine person, his vices, and his unnatural rebellion
Ammihud - Father of Talmai, king of Geshur
Maachah - Oppression, a small Syrian kingdom near Geshur, east of the Hauran, the district of Batanea (Joshua 13:13 ; 2 Samuel 10:6,8 ; 1 Chronicles 19:7 ). ...
A daughter of Talmai, king of the old native population of Geshur
Tal'ma-i - ) ... Son of Ammihud king of Geshur
Talmai - King of Geshur, on the borders of Palestine and Syria
Maachah - Talmai's daughter of Geshur, David's wife. During Asa's minority she acted as queen mother; but Asa when of age set her aside for her idolatry, which she derived from her ancestors of Geshur (1 Kings 15:13-14; 1 Kings 15:16); 2 Chronicles 11:20-22; 2 Chronicles 15:16, "idol," literally, horror, the emblem of Priapus
Talmai - Son of Ammihur (or Ammihud), king of Geshur, and a contemporary of David, to whom he gave his daughter Maacah in marriage ( 2 Samuel 3:3 ; 2 Samuel 13:37 , 1 Chronicles 3:2 )
Talmai - ... ... A king of Geshur, to whom Absalom fled after he had put Amnon to death (2 Samuel 3:3 ; 13:37 )
Ammihud - ... ... The father of Talmai, king of Geshur, to whom Absalom fled after the murder of Amnon (2 Samuel 13:37 )
Kenath - The city was known as Kenath at a later time when it fell into the hands of Aram and Geshur (1 Chronicles 2:23 )
Geshur - Geshur (gç'shur), bridge
Maacah - A daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur, was taken in battle by David, according to Hebrew tradition, and made one of his wives and bore him Absalom
Geshur - 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 Samuel 13:37 )
Jair - He possessed a large canton beyond Jordan; the whole country of Argob, as far as the borders of Geshur and Maachathi, Judges 10:3
am'Mihud - (Numbers 34:28 ) ... The father-of Talmai king of Geshur
Talmai - King of Geshur, father of David's wife Maacah and grandfather of Absalom (2 Samuel 3:3 ; 1 Chronicles 3:2 )
Maacah or Maachah - A city and region of Syria or Aram, 1 Chronicles 19:6 ; somewhere near the foot of mount Hermon, and Geshur. She was a daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur in Syria, 2 Samuel 3:3
Kenath - Translated in 1 Chronicles 2:23 as "Geshur (its people N
Bridge - The only hint of bridges in Scripture is the proper name Geshur, in Bashan, N
Talmai - Of the Geshur royal family, son of king Ammihud; father of David's wife Maacah (2 Samuel 13:37); grandfather of Absalom. David formed the unfortunate connection doubtless in his invasion of the Geshurites (1 Samuel 27:8; 2 Samuel 3:3)
Ashurite - The textual tradition among the earliest translations is not clear here with some evidence that the tribe of Asher or the city-state of Geshur is meant
Tob - , the others being Hamath (the less), Zobah, Beth-rehob, Maacah or Geshur
Ashurites - ] read ‘the Geshurites,’ whose territory bordered on that of Gilead ( Joshua 12:5 ; Joshua 13:11 ), and who might therefore be suitably included here. It has been urged, however, against this view, that Geshur was an independent kingdom at this time (cf
Aramean - He demanded tribute from Hadadezer, king of Zobah, and married Maacah the daughter of Talmui, king of Geshur. Both Zobah and Geshur were Aramean states
Ammihud - Father of King of Geshur to whom Absalom fled after he killed his brother Amnon (2 Samuel 13:37 )
Kenath - Geshur and Aram re-conquered it ( 1 Chronicles 2:23 )
Maacah, Maachah - Daughter of Talmai king of Geshur, and one of David's wives, the mother of Absalom
ab'Salom - (father of peace ),third son of David by Maachah, daughter of Tamai king of Geshur, a Syrian district adjoining the northeast frontier of the Holy Land. Here he ordered his servants to murder Amnon, and then fled for safety to his grandfather's court at Geshur, where he remained for three years
Absalom - Third son of David, by Maacah, daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur ( 2 Samuel 3:3 ). His sister Tamar having been wronged by her half-brother Amnon, and David having failed to punish the criminal, Absalom assassinated Amnon and fled to Geshur, where he spent three years (ch
Absalom - The third son of David, by Maacah, daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur. Because of his putting his half-brother Amnon to death he fled from his father and remained at Geshur three years
Havoth-Jair - “But Geshur and Aram took from them Havvoth-Jair, Kenath and its villages, sixty towns
Aram - Various cities in the western part of Aram gave their own names to the regions around them: as Damascus, (Aram-Dammesek,) 2 Samuel 8:6 ; Maachah, near Bashan, 1 Chronicles 19:6 ; Geshur, Joshua 12:5 2 Samuel 15:8 ; Zobah, and Beth-rehob, 2 Samuel 10:6,8
Absalom - Ammon, another of the king's sons, having violated his sister Tamar, Absalom caused him to be slain, and then fled to Geshur, where Talmai his grandfather was king
ma'Achah - (1 Chronicles 2:48 ) ... The daughter of Talmai king of Geshur, and mother of Absalom (1 Chronicles 3:2 ) also called Maacah in Authorized Version of (2 Samuel 3:3 ) ... The wife of Machir the Manassite
Absalom - Alarmed for the consequences of the act, Absalom fled to his grandfather at Geshur, and there abode for three years (2 Samuel 3:3 ; 13:23-38 ). By many arts he gained their affection; and after his return from Geshur (2 Samuel 15:7 ; marg
Absalom - The third son of David, by Maachah, the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur, born at Hebron
Absalom - ) Third son of David, by Maachah, daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur, a Syrian region N. Then he fled to his father-in-law at Geshur for three years
Bashan - or BASAN, one of the most fertile cantons of Canaan, which was bounded on the west by the river Jordan, on the east by the mountains of Gilead, on the south by the brook of Jabbok, and on the north by the land of Geshur
Manasseh (1) - "Geshur and Aram (Syria) took the 23 towns of Jair and the 37 of Kenath and her daughters, 60 in all, from them"; so 1 Chronicles 2:23 ought to be translated In Judges 10:4 we find Jair the judge in possession of 30 of them, recovered from the enemy
Ahithophel - And Absalom fled and went to Geshur, and was there three years
David - Absalom, afraid of the consequences of his guilt, fled to Geshur beyond Jordan, where he remained for three years, when he was brought back through the intrigue of Joab (2 Samuel 14 )