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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Ge´rshom (a stranger here), one of the two sons (the other was Eliezer) who were born to Moses in the land of Midian by Zipporah (; ). These sons of the great lawgiver held no other rank than that of simple Levites, while the sons of their uncle Aaron enjoyed all the privileges of the priesthood (). The glory of being the children of such a father doubtless availed them more than the highest dignities; but we must nevertheless admire the rare disinterestedness of Moses in making no public provision—as he might so easily have done—for his own children.





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Gershom'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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