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A region of ancient Egypt on the eastern delta of the Nile River. According to the Bible, it was inhabited by the Israelites from the time of Jacob until the Exodus.


1. (Placename) 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)
2. a place of comfort and plenty


(ˈgoʊ ʃən)

a pastoral region in Lower Egypt, occupied by the Israelites before the Exodus. Gen. 45:10.
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I said I believed my uncle Abner Moore would take care of me, and so that was why I struck out for this town of Goshen.
He told me when the roads forked I must take the right hand, and five mile would fetch me to Goshen.
The river road's a rocky one, and your feet'll be in a condition when you get to Goshen, I reckon.
One day, in the sick chamber of Father Ephraim, who had been forty years the presiding elder over the Shaker settlement at Goshen, there was an assemblage of several of the chief men of the sect.
It's a bleak and barren country there, not like this land of Goshen you've been used to.
Lane County is trying to change the restrictions in order to allow more dense commercial development in Goshen.
Under Stewart's proposal, Springfield's urban growth boundary - the line around a city that designates where urban development and expansion can take place - would be expanded to extend south along Franklin Boulevard, including properties already developed along the thoroughfare, and extend south to embrace Goshen.
The criminal complaint stemmed from the tax mapping operations which reportedly showed that Kurdan did not register Goshen situated in sprawling land with Roman-inspired architecture with the Tarlac revenue district office in violation of Section 258 of the Tax Code, or unlawful pursuit of business.
We are seeking to reinvent the traditional fudge concept," said long time Goshen resident and fudge maker, Irene Vecchi.
8 acres at Old Willamette Highway, next to the I-5 and Highway 58 interchange south of Eugene, in the unincorporated Goshen area, state records show.
The school's principal told the Associated Press more than 75 students donned Goshen Middle School physical education shirts in a show of support for the teacher and a student-led conversation on social media started the act of good will.