Geshur @ bridge, the name of a district or principality of Syria near Gilead, between Mount Hermon and the Lake of Tiberias ( 2Samuel:15:8; 1Chronicles:2:23). The Geshurites probably inhabited the rocky fastness of Argob, the modern Lejah, in the north-east corner of Bashan. In the time of David it was ruled by Talmai, whose daughter he married, and who was the mother of Absalom, who fled to Geshur after the murder of Amnon ( 2Samuel:13:37).
Geshurites @ (1.) The inhabitants of Geshur. They maintained friendly relations with the Israelites on the east of Jordan Joshua:12:5Joshua:13:11-13). (2.) Another aboriginal people of Palestine who inhabited the south-west border of the land. Geshuri in Joshua:13:2 should be "the Geshurite," not the Geshurites mentioned in ver. 11, 13, but the tribe mentioned in 1Samuel:27:8.