The wife of the prophet Hosea (Hos. 1:3); her life as a prostitute gave Hosea the impetus to proclaim his message to the nation: by this marriage Hosea came to see the similarity of the marriage between Israel and God. The infidelity of the woman was paralleled by the nation's attraction to the heathen Baalim. Yet Hosea loved Gomer still; and the parallel with God and the nation is brought out in his prophetic utterances. Some commentators, however, have interpreted Hosea's marital experiences as parable [[➝ parables]] rather than autobiography.

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  • Gomer — (גֹּמֶר, Standard Hebrew Gómer, Tiberian Hebrew Gōmer, IPA2| go mer ) is the eldest son of Japheth, and father of Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah mentioned in the Book of Genesis of the Hebrew Bible. ( Genesis x. 2, 3; I Chronicles i. 5, 6).The… …   Wikipedia

  • GOMER — (Heb. גֹּמֶר), the firstborn son of Japheth; the father of Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah (Gen. 10:2–3; I Chron. 1:5–6); and the name of a nation (Ezek. 38:6). Gomer is nowadays identified with the Gi mir ra a of the Assyrian sources who are the …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Gomer — m Biblical: name (meaning ‘complete’ in Hebrew) borne by a son of Japheth and grandson of Noah. It was taken up by the Puritans, and is still in occasional use in America, where it has been reinforced by the homophonous English surname Gomer.… …   First names dictionary

  • gomer — (del ár. and. «ḡumári») adj. y n. Gomel. * * * gomer. (Del ár. hisp. ḡumári, y este del ár. ḡumārah, Gomara). adj. Se dice del individuo de la tribu berberisca de Gomara. U. m. c. s. pl. || 2. Perteneciente o relativo a esta tribu …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Gomer — Go mer, n. (Gun.) A conical chamber at the breech of the bore in heavy ordnance, especially in mortars; named after the inventor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gomer — Go mer, n. A Hebrew measure. See {Homer}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gomer [1] — Gomer, Sohn Japhets, von welchem der phrygisch armenische Stamm um das Schwarze Meer abstammen soll, von denen dann zunächst Askenas, am Nordabhang des Kaukasos, Riphat, nördlich von diesem an den Quellen des Don u. der Wolga u. Thogarma vom… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Gomer [2] — Gomer (Gomor, jüd. Ant.), Maß für trockene Dinge, 10 G. = 1 Epha, etwa 1/2 Metze …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Gomer — Gomer, biblischer Name (Völkertafel: 1. Mos. 10, 2. 3) eines von Japhet abstammenden Volkes, unter dem die Kimmerier in der heutigen Krim zu verstehen sind. Nach andrer Ansicht sind damit die Kappadokier gemeint, die von den Armeniern »Gamir«… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Gomer — Gomer,   im Alten Testament 1) eine Völkerschaft Kleinasiens (1. Mose 10, 2); 2) Name der Frau des Propheten Hosea (Hosea 1, 3) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • GOMER — fil. Iaphet. Gen. c. 10. v. 2. et 3. Caput Gomeritarum prope Syriam, habitantium. An potius Gallorum, qui et ipsi Gomeritae dicti? Ioseph. Antiqq. l. 1. Euseb. Zonaras, Isid. Dupleix. Mem. Gall. l. 1. c. 1. De hoc vide inprimis Bochart. Geogr.… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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