Hitchcock's Bible NamesGomer
to finish; complete
Smith's Bible DictionaryGomer
- The eldest son of Japheth, (Genesis 10:2,3) the progenitor of the early Cimmerians, of the later Cimbri and the other branches of the Celtic family, and of the modern Gael and Cymri.
- The wife of Hosea. (Hosea 1:3)
ATS Bible DictionaryGomer
1. Genesis 10:2,3; 1 Chronicles 1:5; Ezekiel 38:6, a son of Japheth, and father of Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah. He is believed to have settled the northern shores of the Black Sea, and given name to the ancient Cimmerians and to the Crimea. About 700 B. C. a part of his posterity diffused themselves in Asia Minor. Traces of his name and parentage are also found in the Cymbri, Umbri, and Cambri of historians, in Kumero and Kumeraeg, the names of the Welsh people and language, and among various nations of Europe.
2. A harlot whom the prophet Hosea appears to have married in prophetic vision, as directed by God, that the Jews might be led to reflect on the guilt of their spiritual uncleanness or idolatry, Hosea 1:1-11.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaGOMER (1)
go'-mer (gomer): Given in Genesis 10:2; 1 Chronicles 1:5 as a son of Japheth. The name evidently designates the people called Gimirra by the Assyrians, Kimmerians by the Greeks. They were a barbaric horde of Aryans who in the 7th century B.C. left their abode in what is now Southern Russia and poured through the Caucasus into Western Asia, causing serious trouble to the Assyrians and other nations. One division moved eastward toward Media, another westward, where they conquered Cappadocia and made it their special abode. They fought also in other parts of Asia Minor, conquering some portions. The Armenian name for Cappadocia, Gamir, has come from this people. In Ezekiel 38:6 Gomer is mentioned as one of the northern nations.
George Ricker Berry
go'-mer (gomer; Gamer): Wife of Hosea. Hosea married Gomer according to Divine appointment, and this was the beginning of God's word to him (Hosea 1:3; Hosea 3:1-4). She was to be a wife of whoredom and they were to have children of whoredom. This need not mean that at the time of marriage she was thus depraved, but she had the evil taint in her blood, had inherited immoral instincts. These soon manifested themselves, and the unfaithful, depraved wife of the prophet went deeper into sin. She seems to have left him and become the slave of her paramour (Hosea 3:1). Hosea is now commanded by Yahweh to buy her back, paying the price of the ordinary slave. The prophet keeps her in confinement and without a husband for some time. This experience of the prophet was typical of Israel's unfaithfulness, of Israel's exile, and of God bringing her back after the punishment of the exile.
J. J. Reeve.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(1.) The daughter of Diblaim, who (probably in vision only) became the wife of Hosea (1:3).
(2.) The eldest son of Japheth, and father of Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah (Genesis 10:2, 3), whose descendants formed the principal branch of the population of South-eastern Europe. He is generally regarded as the ancestor of the Celtae and the Cimmerii, who in early times settled to the north of the Black Sea, and gave their name to the Crimea, the ancient Chersonesus Taurica. Traces of their presence are found in the names Cimmerian Bosphorus, Cimmerian Isthmus, etc. In the seventh century B.C. they were driven out of their original seat by the Scythians, and overran western Asia Minor, whence they were afterwards expelled. They subsequently reappear in the times of the Romans as the Cimbri of the north and west of Europe, whence they crossed to the British Isles, where their descendants are still found in the Gaels and Cymry. Thus the whole Celtic race may be regarded as descended from Gomer.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) A Hebrew measure. See Homer
2. (n.) A conical chamber at the breech of the bore in heavy ordnance, especially in mortars; -- named after the inventor.
Strong's Hebrew1586. Gomer -- a son of Japheth, also his desc., also the wife of ...... Gomer
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Phonetic Spelling: (go'-mer) Short Definition: Gomer
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8425. Togarmah -- a son of Gomer, also his desc. and their land
... << 8424, 8425. Togarmah or Togarmah. 8426 >>. a son of Gomer, also his desc. ... Word
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7384. Riphath -- a son of Gomer, also his desc.
... << 7383, 7384. Riphath or Diphath. 7385 >>. a son of Gomer, also his desc. ... Word Origin
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813. Ashkenaz -- a son of Gomer, also his desc. and their land
... << 812, 813. Ashkenaz. 814 >>. a son of Gomer, also his desc. ... Word Origin of
uncertain derivation Definition a son of Gomer, also his desc. ...
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1784b. Diphath -- a son of Gomer
... a son of Gomer. Transliteration: Diphath Short Definition: Diphath. Word Origin
of uncertain derivation Definition a son of Gomer NASB Word Usage Diphath (1). ...
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