Gershom


Gershom

:"This page is about the firstborn son of Moses. For the son of Levi, see Gershon. "

According to the Bible, Gershom (] .

The later Books of Chronicles identify "Shebuel" as being one of Gershom's "son"s [] , which could alternatively be taken as stating that the priest was Gershom (גרשם). The accounts of Micah's idol also include reference to a "Jonathon son of Gershom" as being a priest [] , and although the masoretic text seems to avoid the implication that non-Aaronim could be priests by describing this particular "Gershom" as a son of "Manasseh" (מנשה), this appears to have been distorted; the letter "nun" (נ) appears here in superscript, suggesting that the text originally described this "Gershom" as the one that was a son of "Moses" (משה) ["Jewish Encyclopedia", "Jonathan (son of Gershom)"] .

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