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Geshur

(gē`shər) or

Geshuri

(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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Later, King Solomon arranges to have her rescued from prison in Geshur and brought back to Israel where she marries the son of Abinadab and changes her name to Taphath, a sweet smelling incense.
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.
Bethsaida the capital of the kingdom of Geshur was no more" (see also Arav 2004: 15).
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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According to that talmudic passage, Tamar was the daughter of Maacah, daughter of Talmai King of Geshur.

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