Gedor [N] [S]

a wall.

  • A city in the mountains or hill country of Judah ( Joshua 15:58 ), identified with Jedar, between Jerusalem and Hebron.

  • 1 Chronicles 4:39 , the Gederah of Joshua 15:36 , or the well-known Gerar, as the LXX. read, where the patriarchs of old had sojourned and fed their flocks ( Genesis 20:1 Genesis 20:14 Genesis 20:15 ; Genesis 26:1 Genesis 26:6 Genesis 26:14 ).

  • A town apparently in Benjamin ( 1 Chronicles 12:7 ), the same probably as Geder ( Joshua 12:13 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Gedor". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Gedor [N] [E]

    (a wall ), a town int he mountainous part of Judah, ( Joshua 15:58 ) a few miles north of Hebron. Robinson discovered a Jedur halfway between Bethlehem and Hebron, about two miles west of the road.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Gedor'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.


    ge'-dor (gedhor; Codex Vaticanus, Geddor, Codex Alexandrinus, Gedor):

    (1) A town in the mountains of Judah, named with Halhul and Beth-zur (Joshua 15:58). It seems to be referred to by Eusebius as Gadeira (Onomasticon, under the word), which he identifies with Gaidora (Jerome calls it Gadora), a village in the borders of Jerusalem, near the terebinth. It is probably represented today by Khirbet Jedur, about 7 miles North of Hebron (PEF, III, 313, Sh XXI).

    (2) Among the Benjamites who joined David at Ziklag were the sons of Jeroham of Gedor (1 Chronicles 12:7). No trace of this name is found in the territory of Benjamin. It may be identical with (1).

    (3) The Simeonites are said to have gone to the entering in of Gedor in search of pasture for their flocks. They smote and expelled the Meunim, "and dwelt in their stead" (1 Chronicles 4:39). Here the Septuagint reads Gerar, and this is probably correct.

    (4) A family in Judah (1 Chronicles 4:4).

    (5) An ancestor of Saul (1 Chronicles 8:31).

    W. Ewing

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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'GEDOR'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.