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(gĕsh`yo͞orī, gĕshyo͞o`rī), in the Bible. 1 Small Aramaic kingdom that remained in the territory allotted to Manasseh. It occupied barren land NE of the Sea of Galilee. After the division of Israel, it became a part of the Aramaic kingdom of Damascus. A daughter of one of its kings married David and was the mother of Absalom. See AramAram
, ancient country and people centered in Damascus in S Syria between the 11th and 8th cent. B.C. The Bible records constant contacts between the Hebrews and Aram. The Aramaeans spoke Aramaic, which is a term that refers to a family of languages, of which Syriac is a part.
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 (1.) 2 Aboriginal people in Philistia.
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After being raped by Amnon and avenged by Absalom, here Tamar moves to Geshur, her mother's birthplace.
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The first is the king of Geshur and maternal grandfather of Absalom, to whom the latter initially flees after murdering his brother, Amnon (2 Sam.
Although the discussion will concentrate on the territories of the former kingdom of Israel, we will also refer to sites that probably belonged to adjacent polities, such as Geshur (Bethsaida, near the Sea of Galilee) and Phoenicia/Tyre (probably Kabri and additional sites on the northern coastal plain), if they were located within the geographical regions discussed here.
Notably, at least one site was part of an Aramaean kingdom (Bethsaida, the capital of Geshur), and it is possible that a few others were under Aramaean control prior to their destruction at the hands of the Assyrians, and therefore outside the kingdom of Israel.
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Other mixed marriages reported without censure from the tribe of Judah include Judah himself with Bath-shua, a Canaanite (1 Chr 2:3); Jether the Ishmaelite with Abigail the sister of David (1 Chr 2:17); David with Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur (1 Chr 3:2); a Judahite Mered with Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh (1 Chr 4:18); (8) and some of the descendants of Judah's son Shelah with Moabites (1 Chr 4:22).
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Absalom lives with the king of Geshur for three years (II Sam.
The book is arranged in chronological order, covering the period of the books of the Prophets and Writings, beginning with Jericho (Joshua 2 and 6) and ending in Jerusalem (Ezra 8-10, Nehemiah 2 and 4), with an emphasis on places not normally visited on organized tours, such as Geshur (2 Samuel 13) and Shunem (2 Kings 4).
According to that talmudic passage, Tamar was the daughter of Maacah, daughter of Talmai King of Geshur. Maacah, whom David had made captive, belonged to the yefat to 'ar category (see Deut.

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