1. The eldest son of Levi
(1 Chronicles 6:16,17,20,43,62,71; 15:7) =GERSHON
2. The elder of the two sons of Moses born to him in Midian
(Exodus 2:22; 18:3) On his way to Egypt with his family, in
obedience to the command of the Lord, Moses was attacked by a
sudden and dangerous illness
(Exodus 4:24-26) which Zipporah his
wife believed to have been sent because he had neglected to
circumcise his son. She accordingly took a "sharp stone" and
circumcised her son Gershom, saying, "Surely a bloody husband
art thou to me", i.e., by the blood of her child she had, as it
were, purchased her husband, had won him back again.
3. A descendant of Phinehas who returned with Ezra from Babylon
4. The son of Manasseh
(Judges 18:30) in R.V. "of Moses."