1657. Goshen
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Goshen: a district in Egypt, also a city in S. Judah
Original Word: גֹּ֫שֶׁן
Part of Speech: Proper Name Location
Transliteration: Goshen
Phonetic Spelling: (go'-shen)
Short Definition: Goshen

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of foreign origin
a district in Eg., also a city in S. Judah
NASB Translation
Goshen (15).

גּ֫שֶׁן proper name, of a location (on etymology compare Di Genesis 45:10) —

1 district in Egypt east of lower Nile, see EbGS 500 ff.; NavilleGoshen, 1887, who reads hieroglyphics Kesem, but compare GroffJAs 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.

2 ארץ 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.


Probably of Egyptian origin; Goshen, the residence of the Israelites in Egypt; also a place in Palestine -- Goshen.

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