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A son of Moses and Zipporah who was born during the period Moses sojourned in Midianite territory after fleeing from Pharaoh (Exodus 2:21-22). The name Gershom means "exile" or "stranger," which was appropriate because Moses observed ruefully, "I am a stranger in a foreign land."
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