Goshen (Goh´shuhn)

1 The fertile region in the eastern Nile Delta of Egypt (modern Wadi Tumi-la) where the family of Jacob was allowed to settle (Gen 47:27-29, also known as “the land of Rameses” (Gen 47:11). The Hebrews were still dwelling in the region at the time of the plagues (Exod 8:22; Exod 9:26). From this territory Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt (Exod 4-13). 2 A geographical region between the southern hill country of Judah and the Negeb, mentioned only in (Josh 10:41 and Josh 11:16). Its precise delineations are unknown. Possibly it should be related to 3. 3 A city in the southern hill country of Judah, in the same district as Debir (modern Khirbet Rabud), Anab, Socoh, and Eshtamoh (Josh 15:41). Its identification is unknown.

Gen 47:27-29

The Last Days of Jacob
27Thus Israel settled in the land of Egypt, in the region of Goshen; and they gained possessions in it, and were fruitful and multiplied ... View more

Gen 47:11

11Joseph settled his father and his brothers, and granted them a holding in the land of Egypt, in the best part of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh ... View more

Exod 8:22

22But on that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, where my people live, so that no swarms of flies shall be there, that you may know that I the Lord am in ... View more

Exod 9:26

26Only in the land of Goshen, where the Israelites were, there was no hail.

Exod 4-13

Moses' Miraculous Power
1Then Moses answered, “But suppose they do not believe me or listen to me, but say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you.’ ”2The Lord said to ... View more

Josh 10:41

41And Joshua defeated them from Kadesh-barnea to Gaza, and all the country of Goshen, as far as Gibeon.

Josh 11:16

Summary of Joshua's Conquests
16So Joshua took all that land: the hill country and all the Negeb and all the land of Goshen and the lowland and the Arabah and t ... View more

Josh 15:41

41Gederoth, Beth-dagon, Naamah, and Makkedah: sixteen towns with their villages.

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