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Gedor (of Simeon)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gedor of Simeon
Gedor of Simeon (גְּדֹר‎, gedor). A town of the tribe of Simeon that was formerly controlled by the descendants of Ham. The men of Simeon traveled there to pasture their flocks (1 Chr 4:39).
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
4. In 1 Ch. 4:39f the pasture lands of Simeon extend to the east side of the valley of Gedor. Here the LXX reads “Gerar” (Tell Abū Hureirah) and is probably correct.
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