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The eldest son of Levi, and head of one of the three branches of the Levitical tribe, Genesis 46:11 ; Exodus 6:16 . The Gershonites encamped west of the tabernacle in the wilderness, and carried its curtains and other parts form station to station, Numbers 3:17,25 ; 4:24-28,38 - 41 ; 10:17 . Thirteen cities were assigned to them in northern Canaan, Joshua 21:6 ; 1 Chronicles 6:62,71 .

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These files are public domain and are a derivative of the topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859.

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Gershon'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. 1859.

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