GERSHON gûr’ shən (גֵּרְשֹׁ֕ון; either a foreign name of unknown meaning or an unusual derivative from גרשׁ; see Gershom). 1. The oldest son of Levi since Gershon usually heads the list of sons (e.g.
2. Name of the Levitical line descended from Gershon, son of Levi. Discussion of the Gershonites will be organized according to the following chronological periods: a.and the wanderings, b. The conquest, c. The monarchy, and d. The return from exile.