- a pastoral region in Lower Egypt, occupied by the Israelites before the Exodus. Gen. 45:10.
- a land or place of plenty and comfort.
- a city in N Indiana.
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Examples from the Web for goshen
On the following day the high priest and his party started for Goshen.
And, indeed, even in Goshen it is as well always to travel in some sort of state.
This is Thursday, and I must be back in Goshen next week at this time.Ladies-In-Waiting
Kate Douglas Wiggin
Towards the sea is the land of Goshen, where the sons of Jacob fed their flocks.Foot-prints of Travel
Maturin M. Ballou
It set me to thinkin' o' the time us women got the organ for Goshen church.Aunt Jane of Kentucky
Eliza Calvert Hall
- a region of ancient Egypt, east of the Nile delta: granted to Jacob and his descendants by the king of Egypt and inhabited by them until the Exodus (Genesis 45:10)
- a place of comfort and plenty
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Word Origin and History for goshen
from the Bible, fertile land settled by the Israelites in Egypt; light shone there during the plague of darkness [Gen. xxxxv:10]. The name is of unknown origin.
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