EDER (PERSON) [Heb ʿēder (עֵדֶר)]. The name of two men in the OT.1. Listed among the Levites of David’s time, a descendant of Merari (1 Chr 23:23; 24:30). David is credited with the organization of the Levites into divisions with “charge of the work in the house of the LORD” (1 Chr 23:4). However,
Eder (ee´duhr; Heb., “flock” or “herd”).1 A Benjaminite ancestor of a family group (1 Chron. 8:15).2 A levitical leader in the family group of Merari (1 Chron. 25:23).3 A settlement in southern Judah near the border with Edom, probably in the vicinity of Beer-sheba (Josh. 15:21); the site is unknown.
EDER, EDAR, ADER1. A watchtower between Bethlehem and Hebron, where Jacob camped after Rachel’s death and where Reuben has intercourse with Bilhah (Gen 35:21–22). KJV spells it Edar. Because of its proximity to Bethlehem where David was born, Micah (Mic 4:8) refers to it (migdal ˓ēder, “O tower of
EDER, EDAR (Heb. ‘ēḏer, ‘flock’). 1. The place of Israel’s encampment between Bethlehem and Hebron (Gn. 35:21). In Mi. 4:8 ‘tower of the flock’ (rvmg. ‘of Eder’) was probably the site of a watchtower erected against sheep thieves. 2. A town to the S of Judah near to the Edomite border; perhaps mod.
Eder (Heb. ʿēḏer) (PERSON)1. A postexilic Benjaminite residing at Jerusalem (1 Chr. 8:15).2. A Levite, the second son of Mushi, and a descendant of Merari who lived during the reign of King David (1 Chr. 23:23; 24:30).
E´der (a flock).1. One of the towns of Judah, in the extreme south, and on the borders of Edom. Josh. 15:21. No trace of it has been discovered in modern times.2. A Levite of the family of Merari, in the time of David. 1 Chron. 23:23; 24:30.
E´DER (ēʹder; “a flock,” “helper”).1. A city of southern Judah, on the Edomite border (Josh. 15:21), perhaps also the place where Jacob first halted after the burial of Rachel.2. A chief Benjamite, son of Beriah, resident at Jerusalem (1 Chron. 8:15).3. The second of the three “sons” (descendants)