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Gederah (Judean lowland)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
One of the many towns listed in the inheritance of Judah, and one of 14 located in the “lowlands” or western foothills (Josh 15:36). Jozabad the Gederathite, one of David’s mighty men of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chr 12:4), may have been from the same Gederah as the one in Josh 15. According to 1 Chronicles 4:23, Gederah had several royal potters descended from Shelah, son of Judah.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gederah
Gederah (גְּדֵרָה‎, gederah). One of the many towns listed in the inheritance of Judah, and one of 14 located in the “lowlands” or western foothills (Josh 15:36). Jozabad the Gederathite, one of David’s mighty men of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chr 12:4), may have been from the same Gederah as the one in
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gederah (Place)
GEDERAH (PLACE) [Heb gĕdērâ (גְּדֵרָה‎); gĕdērātı̂ (גְּדֵרָתִי‎)]. 1. A town in the Shephelah, the Judean foothills, in the second administrative district of the tribal allotment of Judah (Josh 15:36). It is probably identical with the Gederah where potters, descended from Shelah son of Judah, dwelt
Gederothaim (Place)
GEDEROTHAIM (PLACE) [Heb gĕdērōtāyim (גְּדֵרֹתָיִם)]. A town in the Shephelah in the second district of the tribal inheritance of Judah (Josh 15:36). One of a number of place names derived from the Heb root gdr “wall,” it follows immediately on another, Gederah. The LXX reading kai hai epauleis autēs
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gederathites
Gederah, Gederathites. Town and its inhabitants situated in the Shephelah (hill country) of the territory allotted to Judah’s tribe for an inheritance (Jos 15:36). It was a place where potters lived (1 Chr 4:23). A man from Gedarah, Jozabad the Gederathite, is mentioned in 1 Chronicles 12:4. The town
Gederothaim
Gederothaim. Village in the Judean Shephelah (Jos 15:36) of unknown location. The Hebrew list contains 14 cities without Gederothaim (vv 33–36), while the Greek version reads, “Gedarah and her sheepfolds” (v 36). Gederothaim probably reflects a later scribal error where the copyist accidently made the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gederah
Gederah gə-dirʹə [Heb. geḏērâ—‘enclosure’]; AV also “hedges” (1 Ch. 4:23); GEDERATHITE gədirʹə-thīt [Heb. geḏērāṯî] (1 Ch. 12:4, AV); RSV, NEB, “of Gederah.” A town of the Shephelah in the allotment to Judah (Josh, 15:36). Certain of the posterity of Judah are listed as dwelling in a town
Gederothaim
Gederothaim ged-ə-rō-thīʹəm [Heb. geḏērōṯayim—‘enclosures’ or ‘sheepfolds’] (Josh. 15:36); NEB “namely both parts of Gederah.” This term stands fifteenth in a list that professes to give the names of only fourteen cities in the Judean Shephelah. Many modern scholars suggest that it be read “and
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gederah, Gederathites
GEDERAH, GEDERATHITES* Town and its inhabitants situated in the Shephelah (lowland hills) of the territory allotted to Judah’s tribe for an inheritance (Jos 15:36). It was a place where potters lived (1 Chr 4:23). A man from Gederah, Jozabad the Gederathite, is mentioned in 1 Chronicles 12:4.
Gederothaim
GEDEROTHAIM Village in the Judean Shephelah (Jos 15:36) of unknown location. The Hebrew list contains 14 cities without Gederothaim (vv 33–36), while the Greek version reads, “Gederah and her sheepfolds” (v 36). Gederothaim probably reflects a later scribal error where the copyist accidentally made the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gederah
Gederah (gi-dee´ruh; Heb., “a wall”), a city in the lowlands of Judah noted for its royal potters (Josh. 15:36; 1 Chron. 4:23). It was also the home of Jozabad, one of David’s warriors (1 Chron. 12:4), and of Baal-hanan, an agricultural official under David (1 Chron. 27:28). The site is unknown.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Gederah
GEDERAH. A town in the Shephelah of Judah (Josh 15:36). 1 Chr 4:23 reads, “These were the potters and inhabitants of Netaim and Gederah; they dwelt there with the king for his work” (RSV). Gederah may possibly be identified with modern Jedireh, about 10 miles SE of Lud (Lod).Some identify Gederah with
Gederothaim
GEDEROTHAIM. A village in the Shephelah of Judah near Zorah-azekah (Josh 15:36). Joshua’s account lists it as the fifteenth city in an enumeration which suggests “fourteen cities with their villages.” Accordingly, some scholars feel that the term “and Gederothaim” should read “and her sheep folds” or
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Gederah
GEDERAH (Heb. geḏērâh). 1. In the Shephelah, Jos. 15:36; probably Kh. Judraya (M. Noth, Josua, ad loc.) on the N side of the Vale of Elah, opposite Soco. Kh. Jedireh, W of Latrun (L. Grollenberg), does not suit the context. 2. The ‘Potteries’ of the Monarchy, 1 Ch. 4:23 (av ‘hedges’); perhaps Tell
Gederothaim
GEDEROTHAIM (Heb. geḏērōṯaim). May be a variant of *Gederah, Jos. 15:36; the count is correct without it; lxx (‘its penfolds’) read giḏrōṯêhâh.J. P. U. Lilley.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gederah
Gederah (Heb. gĕḏērâ)1. A town in the Shephelah, part of the second district of the tribal allotment of Judah (Josh. 15:36). It should probably be identified with Khirbet Judraya (14980.12184) on the north side of the Elah River. The royal potters were from this town (1 Chr. 4:23).2. The home town
Gederothaim
Gederothaim (Heb. gĕḏērōṯāyim)A town in the lowlands of Judah (Josh. 15:36). Because this name is fifteenth in a list of 14 towns (so MT), scholars have proposed that it be read literally, “and her sheepfolds” (following LXX).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gederothaim
Gederothaim [gĕdˊə rō thīˊəm] (Heb. geḏērōṯayim “sheepfolds”). A town in the lowlands of Judah (Josh. 15:36). Because this name is fifteenth in a list of fourteen towns (so MT), scholars have proposed that it be read literally, “and her sheepfolds” (following LXX; NIV “Gederah [or Gederothaim]”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Gederah
Gede´rah (a sheepfold), a town of Judah in the lowland country, Josh. 15:36, apparently in its eastern part. No town bearing this name has, however, been yet discovered in this hitherto little-explored district.
Gederothaim
Gederotha´im (two sheepfolds), a town in the low country of Judah, Josh. 15:36, named next in order to Gederah.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Gederah
GEDE´RAH (ge-deʹra; “sheepcote”). A city of Judah with a Phoenician title. It is the feminine form of Geder (Josh. 12:13), and its plural is Gederoth (15:41). Identified with Jedireh about twelve miles SW of Lod.
Gederothaim
GEDEROTHA´IM (gedʹe-rō-thaʹim; “double wall”). Named (Josh. 15:36) among the valley towns of Judah.
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