Geshur (gēˈshər) [key] or Geshuri gĕshˈyōrĪ, gĕshyōˈrĪ, in the Bible. 1 Small Aramaic kingdom that remained in the territory allotted to Manasseh. It occupied barren land NE of the Sea of Galilee. After the division of Israel, it became a part of the Aramaic kingdom of Damascus. A daughter of one of its kings married David and was the mother of Absalom. See Aram1. 2 Aboriginal people in Philistia.

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