Gera (Gee´ruh)

1 A son of Benjamin (Gen 46:21). 2 A son of Bela and grandson of Benjamin (1Chr 8:3). 3 A second son of Bela and grandson of Benjamin (1Chr 8:5). 4 A Benjaminite, the father of Ehud (Judg 3:15). 5 A Benjaminite, son of Ehud (1Chr 8:7). It is difficult to separate the names 1–5 and assign them to specific persons. They may all represent the same person, whose ancestry has become confused in the records; or the name may represent an ancient clan within the tribe of Benjamin whose exact genealogy was not known. 6 A member of Saul’s family and father of Shimei, the man who pronounced a curse on David (2Sam 16:5; 2Sam 19:16).

Gen 46:21

21The children of Benjamin: Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, and Ard

1Chr 8:3

3And Bela had sons: Addar, Gera, Abihud,

1Chr 8:5

5Gera, Shephuphan, and Huram.

Judg 3:15

15But when the Israelites cried out to the Lord, the Lord raised up for them a deliverer, Ehud son of Gera, the Benjaminite, a left-handed man. The Israelites s ... View more

1Chr 8:7

7Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera, that is, Heglam, who became the father of Uzza and Ahihud.

2Sam 16:5

Shimei Curses David
5When King David came to Bahurim, a man of the family of the house of Saul came out whose name was Shimei son of Gera; he came out cursing.

2Sam 19:16

16Shimei son of Gera, the Benjaminite, from Bahurim, hurried to come down with the people of Judah to meet King David;

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