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=Ger'shom, meaning: expulsion
the eldest of Levi’s three sons (Genesis 46:11; Exodus 6:16)
In the wilderness the sons of Gershon had charge of the fabrics of the tabernacle when it was moved from place to place, the curtains, veils, tent-hangings (Numbers 3:21-26).
Thirteen Levitical cities fell to the lot of the Gershonites (Joshua 21:27-33).