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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature

Gomer

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Go´mer

1. The eldest son of Japhet, son of Noah, whose descendants Bochart supposes to have settled in Phrygia (; comp. ). Most of the interpreters take him to be the ancestor of the Celtæ, and more especially of the Cimmerii, who were already known in the time of Homer. To judge from the ancient historians, they had in early limes settled to the north of the Black Sea, and gave their name to the Crimea, the ancient Chersonesus Taurica. But the greater part of them were driven from their territories by the Scythians, when they took refuge in Asia Minor, B.C. 7.

In the Scriptures, however, the people named Gomer imply rather an obscure and but vaguely known nation of the barbarous north.

Josephus says expressly, that the ancestor of the Galatians, a Celtic colony, was called Gomer.

2. The name of the daughter of Diblaim, wife of the prophet Hosea ().

 

 

 

 

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