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Gedor (Jeroham’s home)
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gedor of Benjamin
Gedor of Benjamin (גְּדֹר‎, gedor). A town in the territory of Benjamin. Some of David’s allies who joined him at Ziklag came from this town (1 Chr 12:7).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gedor (Place)
GEDOR (PLACE) [Heb gĕdôr (גְּדֹור‎)]. 1. A town in the hill country of Judah in the district of Beth-zur and Halhul (Josh 15:58). Most scholars identify it with Khirbet Jedur (M.R. 158115), between Bethlehem and Hebron. The site was inhabited as of the LB Age (Ben-Arieh 1981: 115). In 1 Chr 4:4 Penuel
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gedor (Place)
Gedor (Place). 1. City in the Shephelah allotted to Judah’s tribe (Jos 15:58) named with Halhul, Beth-zur, Maarath, Bethanoth, and Eltekon. It has been identified with Khirbet Gedur north of Hebron near Bethlehem.2. Place founded by Penuel, one of the families of Judah (1 Chr 4:4).3. Settlement established
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gedor
5. Joelah and Zebadiah, two of David’s followers, came from this place in Benjamin (1 Ch. 12:7). The site is uncertain but possibly Khirbet el-Gudeirah, 10 km (6 mi) W of Gibeon (cf. 1 Ch. 9:35; cf. also GP, p. 330).Bibliography.—Y. Aharoni, IEJ, 6 (1956), 26–32; J. E. Pritchard, BA, 23 (1960), 25.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gedor (Place)
GEDOR (Place)1. City in the Shephelah (hill country) allotted to Judah’s tribe (Jos 15:58) named with Halhul, Beth-zur, Maarath, Beth-anoth, and Eltekon. It has been identified with Khirbet Gedur north of Hebron near Bethlehem.2. Place founded by Penuel, one of the families of Judah (1 Chr 4:4).3.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gedor
Gedor (gee´dor; Heb., possibly “stone pile”).1 The name of a town inherited by Judah (Josh. 15:58), possibly Khirbet Jedur southwest of Bethlehem and northwest of Hebron.2 A son of the Judahite Penuel (1 Chron. 4:4) who may have been the founder of the town inherited by Judah.3 A son of the Judahite
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Gedor
GEDOR1. One of the sons of Jehiel, a Benjamite, the “father” or founder of Gibeon (1 Chr 8:31; 9:37).2. A city in the hill country of Judah, assigned by Joshua to Judah, at the division of the land (Josh 15:58). Men from Gedor came to David at Ziklag (1 Chr 12:7). 1 Chr 4:4 states that Penuel a “father”
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Gedor
GEDOR (Heb. geḏôr). 1. A town in the hills of Judah (Jos. 15:58, and perhaps 1 Ch. 4:4); Kh. Jedur, 2 km W of Beit Ummar and just off the central ridge; possibly the Beth-gader of 1 Ch. 2:51 (GTT, p. 155). 2. In the Negeb, near Soco and Zanoah. The ‘entrance of Gedor’ (1 Ch. 4:39) may be the Nahal
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gedor (Place)
Gedor (Heb. gĕḏôr) (PLACE) (also GADARA, GEDORA)1. A town in the Judean hill country (Josh. 15:58). Ancient Gedor is identified with Khirbet Jedur (158115), 16 km. (10 mi.) N of Hebron. Late Bronze Age remains have been found nearby, including a large number of ceramic vessels, a bronze pitchfork,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Gedor
Ge´dor (a wall), a town in the mountainous part of Judah, Josh. 15:58, a few miles north of Hebron. Robinson discovered a Jedûr halfway between Bethlehem and Hebron, about two miles west of the road.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Gedor
GE´DOR (geʹdor; “a wall”).1. A leader of the Benjamites resident at Jerusalem (1 Chron. 8:31; 9:37), before 536 b.c.2. An ancient city in the mountains of Judah (Josh. 15:58), some of whose inhabitants joined David at Ziklag (1 Chron. 12:7). It was probably to this town that Jozabad the Gederathite