Gershon (Guhr´shuhn)

The first son of Levi, followed by Kohath and Merari (Gen 46:11). The name appears as Gershom several times in 1Chr 6 (cf. 1Chr 15:7). (Num 4 and Josh 21) list Gershon’s descendants between Kohath’s and Merari’s, while (1Chr 15:5-7 and 2Chr 29:12) put them third. (Num 7:7-9) allocates two wagons to Gershon’s sons and four to Merari’s (for carrying sections of the tabernacle), but none to the sons of Kohath (for the smaller tabernacle furnishings). Gershon’s two sons are Libni (Exod 6:17; Num 3:18) or Ladan (1Chr 23:7; 1Chr 26:21) and Shimei.

Gen 46:11

11The children of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

1Chr 6

Descendants of Levi
1 The sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.2The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.3The children of Amram: Aaron, Moses, ... View more

1Chr 15:7

7of the sons of Gershom, Joel the chief, with one hundred thirty of his kindred;

Num 4

The Kohathites
1The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying:2Take a census of the Kohathites separate from the other Levites, by their clans and their ancestral h ... View more

Josh 21

Cities Allotted to the Levites
1Then the heads of the families of the Levites came to the priest Eleazar and to Joshua son of Nun and to the heads of the famili ... View more

1Chr 15:5-7

5of the sons of Kohath, Uriel the chief, with one hundred twenty of his kindred;6of the sons of Merari, Asaiah the chief, with two hundred twenty of his kindred ... View more

2Chr 29:12

12Then the Levites arose, Mahath son of Amasai, and Joel son of Azariah, of the sons of the Kohathites; and of the sons of Merari, Kish son of Abdi, and Azariah ... View more

Num 7:7-9

7Two wagons and four oxen he gave to the Gershonites, according to their service;8and four wagons and eight oxen he gave to the Merarites, according to their se ... View more

Exod 6:17

17The sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei, by their families.

Num 3:18

18These are the names of the sons of Gershon by their clans: Libni and Shimei.

1Chr 23:7

7The sons of Gershon were Ladan and Shimei.

1Chr 26:21

21The sons of Ladan, the sons of the Gershonites belonging to Ladan, the heads of families belonging to Ladan the Gershonite: Jehieli.

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