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A Hebrew phrase meaning “valley of craftsmen,” likely referring to a place near Lod and Ono founded by Joab, son of Seraiah (1 Chr 4:14; Neh 11:35). Ge-Harashim could also have been the name of a person, the son of Joab (1 Chr 4:14).
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ge-harashim. Name for a richly wooded valley near Lod and Ono, settled by Joab from Judah’s tribe, whose posterity called the valley Ge-harashim, meaning “valley of craftsmen,” after their own trade (1 Chr 4:14, kjv valley of Charashim). In the 5th century bc. the area was resettled by people from Benjamin’s
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
GE-HARASHIM* Name for a richly wooded valley near Lod and Ono, settled by Joab from Judah’s tribe, whose posterity called the valley Ge-harashim, meaning “valley of craftsmen,” after their own trade (1 Chr 4:14, nlt mg). In the fifth century bc the area was resettled by people from Benjamin’s tribe (Neh
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
CHARASHIM (“craftsmen”). The expression “valley of Charashim” is found in 1 Chr 4:14 (KJV). In ASV and RSV Ge-harashim is used. This valley in Judah was where a certain Joab founded a community of metal craftsmen, inhabited after the Exile by the tribe of Benjamin (Neh 11:35, see also ASV marg.). It
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ge-Harashim [gə hărˊə shĭm] (Heb. gê˒ ḥarāšîm “valley of craftsmen”). A valley in the vicinity of Lod and Ono, probably in the southern part of the plain of Sharon. According to 1 Chr. 4:14 (KJV “valley of Charashim”), Joab, the son of Seraiah, was the ancestor of the inhabitants of the region;
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
CHAR´ASHIM (karʹa-shim; “craftsmen”). A KJV term appearing in 1 Chron. 4:14. It is rendered “craftsmen” in the NASB. The NIV reads “Ge Harashim,” a place name identified in the margin as “valley of craftsmen.”
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia