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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Go·shen /ˈgoʃən/

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (1.) A district in Egypt where Jacob and his family settled, and
    in which they remained till the Exodus (Gen. 45:10; 46:28, 29,
    31, etc.). It is called "the land of Goshen" (47:27), and also
    simply "Goshen" (46:28), and "the land of Rameses" (47:11; Ex.
    12:37), for the towns Pithom and Rameses lay within its borders;
    also Zoan or Tanis (Ps. 78:12). It lay on the east of the Nile,
    and apparently not far from the royal residence. It was "the
    best of the land" (Gen. 47:6, 11), but is now a desert. It is
    first mentioned in Joseph's message to his father. It has been
    identified with the modern Wady Tumilat, lying between the
    eastern part of the Delta and the west border of Palestine. It
    was a pastoral district, where some of the king's cattle were
    kept (Gen. 47:6). The inhabitants were not exclusively
    Israelites (Ex. 3:22; 11:2; 12:35, 36).
      (2.) A district in Palestine (Josh. 10:41; 11:16). It was a
    part of the maritime plain of Judah, and lay between Gaza and
      (3.) A town in the mountains of Judah (Josh. 15:51).

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Goshen, approaching; drawing near