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Strong's #1657 - גֹּשֶׁן

Root Word (Etymology)
probably of Egyptian origin
Parts of Speech
proper locative noun
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Goshen = “drawing near”

1) a region in northern Egypt, east of the lower Nile, where the children of Israel lived from the time of Joseph to the time of Moses

2) a district in southern Palestine between Gaza and Gibeon

3) a town in the mountains of Judah probably in the district of Goshen

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (15)
Genesis 10
Exodus 2
Joshua 3
NAS (15)
Genesis 10
Exodus 2
Joshua 3
HCS (15)
Genesis 10
Exodus 2
Joshua 3
BSB (15)
Genesis 10
Exodus 2
Joshua 3
ESV (13)
Genesis 10
Joshua 3
WEB (15)
Genesis 10
Exodus 2
Joshua 3
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 גּ֫שֶׁן proper name, of a location (on etymology compare Di Genesis 45:10) —

1 district in Egypt east of lower Nile, see Eb GS 500 ff.; Naville Goshen, 1887, who reads hieroglyphics Kesem, but compare Groff JAs xiv. 527 (ᵐ5 Γεσεμ (Ἀραβιας)) — אֶרֶץ גּשֶׁן Genesis 45:10 (JE) Genesis 46:34; Genesis 47:1,4,6,27; Genesis 50:8; Exodus 8:18; Exodus 9:26 (all J); אַ֫רְצָה גּשֶׁן Genesis 46:28 (J), גּ֑שְׁנָה Genesis 46:28; Genesis 46:29 (both J), in both ᵐ5 καθ’ Ἡρώων πόλιν compare Di. (P has land רעמסס Genesis 47:11 etc., compare Di Genesis 45:10.

2ארץ הַגּשֶׁן Joshua 11:16 (D), אֶרֶץ גּשֶׁן Joshua 10:41 (D), גּשֶׁן Joshua 15:51 (P) (ᵐ5 in all Γοσομ) a city named with חֹלֹן & גִּלֹה compare Di. — not clearly located, but on southern border of Judah.

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List of Word Forms
גֹּ֑שְׁנָה גֹּ֑שֶׁן גֹּ֔שֶׁן גֹּ֖שֶׁן גֹּ֗שֶׁן גֹּֽשֶׁן׃ גשן גשן׃ גשנה הַגֹּ֔שֶׁן הגשן וְגֹ֥שֶׁן וגשן gō·šə·nāh gō·šen gōšen gōšənāh Goshen Goshenah hag·gō·šen haggōšen hagGoshen veGoshen wə·ḡō·šen wəḡōšen
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