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GenderMasculine
Scriptsגֵּרְשֹׁם Ancient Hebrew
PronouncedPron.GUR-shahm English
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Meaning & History

Probably means "exile" in Hebrew, though the Bible explains that it derives from גֵּר שָׁם (ger sham) meaning "a stranger there" (see Exodus 18:3). This is the name of a son of Moses in the Old Testament.
VariantGershon Biblical Hebrew

Categories

biblical, uncertain etymology
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute