corner graphic

Bible Encyclopedias

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Girgashite

Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

gûr´ga - shı̄t ( גּרגּשׁי , girgāshı̄ ; Γεργεσαῖος , Gergesaı́os ; also punctuated (?) Girgasite ( Genesis 10:16 the King James Version)): A son of (the land of) Canaan ( Genesis 10:16 ), and accordingly enumerated along with the Canaanite' in the list of tribes or nationalities inhabiting that country (Genesis 15:21 ; Deuteronomy 7:1 ; Joshua 3:10 ; Joshua 24:11 ; Nehemiah 9:8 ). It has been supposed that the name survived in that of "the Gergesenes," the King James Version (the Revised Version (British and American) "the Gadarenes"), of Matthew 8:28 , on the East side of the Sea of Galilee; Josephus (Ant. , I, vi, 2), however, states that nothing was known about it. The inscriptions of the Egyptian king, Ramses II, mention the Qarqish who sent help to the Hittites in their war with Egypt; but Qarqish was more probably in Asia Minor than in Syria. Pinches (The Old Testament in the Light of the Historical Records , 324) would identify the Girgashites with the Kirkishati of an Assyrian tablet; the latter people, however, seem to have lived to the East of the Tigris, and it may be that, as in the case of the Hittites, a colony of the Qarqish, from Asia Minor, was established in Palestine.


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain and were generously provided by the folks at WordSearch Software.

Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Girgashite'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/g/girgashite.html. 1915.

Search for…
Enter query in the box:
 or 
Choose a letter to browse:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M 
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  Y  Z 

 
Prev Entry
Girdle
Next Entry
Girl
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology