Gush גשׁ
(421 words)

I. Name

Though the evidence for the worship of a deity *Gesh or *Gush is scant if not absent, the biblical names *Girgash (Girgashites; Maisler 1930) and Goshen (Jirku 1963) have been adduced to demonstrate that the forebears of the Israelites once worshipped a god Gš.

II. Identity

There is only a single instance where the name Gush appears in the capacity of a god. In the Ugaritic personal name Bin-Gushi, the element Gushi is preceded by the divine determinative (J. Nougayrol, PRU III [1955] 199:5 = R…

Cite this page
K. van der Toorn, “Gush גשׁ”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 20 January 2019 <>

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