Ger'shonite (Heb. Gershunni', גֵּרשִׁנִּי Sept. Γεδσωνί, but often simply like Gershon, and so A.V. often "son of Gershon"), a designation, usually in the plur., of the descendants of GERSHON, one of the sons of Levi (Nu 3:21; Nu 4:24,27; Jos 21:33; 1Ch 23:7; 2Ch 29:12). Their office, during the marches in the wilderness, was to carry the vails and curtains belonging to the tabernacle, on the western side of which they encamped (Nu 3:23-26; Nu 26:57). In the singular the term is applied to Laadan (1Ch 26:21) and Jehiel (1Ch 29:8).