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Gera

ge'-ra (pilgrimage, grain)
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Benjamin, Ehud, Shimei
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Easton's Bible Dictionary

grain.

(1) The son of Bela and grandson of Benjamin ( 1 Chronicles 8:3 , 8:5 , 8:7 ).

(2) The father of Ehud the judge ( Judges 3:15 ).

(3) The father of Shimei, who so grossly abused David ( 2 Samuel 16:5 ; 19:16 , 19:18 ).


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Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names

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Smith's Bible Dictionary

(a grain), One of the "sons," i.e. descendants, of Benjamin. ( Genesis 46:21 ) Gera, who is named, ( Judges 3:15 ) as the ancestor of Ehud, and in ( 2 Samuel 16:5 ) as the ancestor of Shimei who cursed David, is probably also the same person (though some consider them different persons).

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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

ge'-ra (gera', "grain"):

A family name of the tribe of Benjamin, hence, not necessarily a separate individual in (3) and (4) below:

(1) A son of Benjamin (Genesis 46:21).

(2) According to 1 Chronicles 8:3 , 5 , 7 , son of Bela and grandson of Benjamin. The name is repeated (1 Chronicles 8:5) in the list of Bela's sons.


(3) Father, or ancestor, of the judge Ehud (Judges 3:15).

(4) Father, or ancestor, of Shimei, the Benjamite, who cursed David when he fled from Absalom (2 Samuel 16:5 ; 19:16 , 18 ; 1 Kings 2:8).

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