Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
GEDOR . A town of Judah ( Joshua 15:58 ; cf. 1 Chronicles 4:4 ; 1 Chronicles 4:18 ; 1 Chronicles 12:7 ). It is generally identified with the modern JedÃ»r north of Beit-sur. 2 . The district from which the Simeonites are said to have expelled the Hamite settlers ( 1 Chronicles 4:39 ff.). The LXX [Note: Septuagint.] , however, reads Gerar , and this suits admirably as to direction. 3 . A Benjamite, an ancestor of king Saul ( 1 Chronicles 8:31 ; 1 Chronicles 9:37 ). 4. 5. The eponym of two Judahite families ( 1 Chronicles 4:4 ; 1 Chronicles 4:18 ).
Easton's Bible Dictionary
A city in the mountains or hill country of Judah (Joshua 15:58 ), identified with Jedar, between Jerusalem and Hebron.
1 Chronicles 4:39 , the Gederah of Joshua 15:36 , or the well-known Gerar, as the LXX. read, where the patriarchs of old had sojourned and fed their flocks (Genesis 20:1,14,15 ; 26:1,6,14 ).
A town apparently in Benjamin (1 Chronicles 12:7 ), the same probably as Geder (Joshua 12:13 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary
(gee' dawr) Place name meaning, “wall.” 1. Town in hill country of Judah allotted to tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:58 ). It is located at khirbet Judur three miles north of Hebron and Beth-zur and west of Tekoa. The genealogy of Judah in 1 Chronicles 4:1 includes city names among the list of “sons.” In 1 Chronicles 4:4 , Penuel is the father or perhaps founder of the city. 2. In 1 Chronicles 4:18 Jered is the father of Gedor. Its location is disputed. See Socho; Zanoah . The Gedor in 1 Chronicles 4:39 probably represents an early copyist's change from Gerar, which is quite similar in appearance in Hebrew and appears in the earliest Greek translation. If Gedor is the original reading, its location in the tribal allotment of Simeon ( 1 Chronicles 4:24 ) is not known. A Benjaminite from Gedor had two sons in David's wilderness army (1 Chronicles 12:7 ). This could be a city in Benjamin of unknown location or one of other Gedors discussed above. A member of the tribe of Benjamin was named Gedor (1 Chronicles 8:31 ). See Geder ; Gederoth .
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. Joshua 15:58. A few miles N. of Hebron. Perhaps now Jedur between Bethlehem and Hebron, two miles W. of the road.
2. A town of Benjamin, to which belonged Jeroham, father of Joelah and Zebadiah, who "of Saul's brethren of Benjamite" joined David at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:7).
3. Ancestor of Saul (1 Chronicles 8:31; 1 Chronicles 9:37).
4. Among Judah's posterity (1 Chronicles 4:4; 1 Chronicles 4:18).
5. See GEDER. (1 Chronicles 4:39.) Simeonite chiefs in Hezekiah's reign "went to the entrance of (rather as Keil, 'westward from') Gedor unto the eastern side of the valley to seek pasture for their flocks," and they dislodged the Hamites "dwelling there of old, and dwelt in their room." On the way between southern Judah and mount Seir. Septuagint reads "Gerar" (but Simeon's dwellings did not extend westward from Gerar, but were all E. of Gerar).
Morrish Bible Dictionary
1. City in the highlands of Judah. Joshua 15:58 . Identified with ruins at Jedur, 31 38' N, 35 5' E .
2. Native place of Jehoram, a Benjamite. 1 Chronicles 12:7 .
3. Valley in the south of Judah, where the tribe of Simeon found rich pasture. 1 Chronicles 4:39 .
4. Son of Jehiel, a Benjamite. 1 Chronicles 8:31 ; 1 Chronicles 9:37 .
5. Son of Penuel, a descendant of Judah. 1 Chronicles 4:4 .
6. Son of Jered, a descendant of Judah. 1 Chronicles 4:18 .
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
A city in the mountains of Judah, surrounded by fat pastures, and formerly occupied by the Amalekites, 1 Chronicles 4:39 ; 12:7 ; Joshua 15:58 . It is now called Jedur, and lies about eight miles southwest of Bethlehem. Gedor is also the name of a man, 1 Chronicles 8:31 ; 9:37 .
Gedor - In 1 Chronicles 4:18 Jered is the father of Gedor. The Gedor in 1 Chronicles 4:39 probably represents an early copyist's change from Gerar, which is quite similar in appearance in Hebrew and appears in the earliest Greek translation. If Gedor is the original reading, its location in the tribal allotment of Simeon ( 1 Chronicles 4:24 ) is not known. A Benjaminite from Gedor had two sons in David's wilderness army (1 Chronicles 12:7 ). This could be a city in Benjamin of unknown location or one of other Gedors discussed above. A member of the tribe of Benjamin was named Gedor (1 Chronicles 8:31 )
jo-e'Lah - (Jehovah helps ), son of Jerohoam of Gedor
Jered - Father or founder of Gedor
Geder - A walled place, (Joshua 12:13 ), perhaps the same as Gederah or Gedor (15:58)
Joelah - Son of Jeroham of Gedor: he resorted to David at Ziklag
Beth-Anoth - A town in the mountains of Judah near Gedor
Jered - Father (founder) of Gedor (1 Chronicles 4:18), son of Meted by (See JEHUDIJAH (1 Chronicles 4:18)
Geder - Possibly the Simeonite Gedor (1 Chronicles 4:39)
je'Red - the founder-- "of Gedor
Jehudijah - Of her sons, Jered was father (founder) of Gedor and Heber father (founder) of Socho, etc. (See Gedor; SOCHO
Gedor - Gedor is also the name of a man, 1 Chronicles 8:31 ; 9:37
Halhul - Close to Beitsur (Bethzur) and Jedur (Gedor)
Allon - ...
The son of Jedaiah, of the family of the Simeonites, who expelled the Hamites from the valley of Gedor (1 Chronicles 4:37 )
Ziza - Son of Shiphi who was a part of the expansion of the tribe of Simeon into Gedor (1 Chronicles 4:37 )
a'di-el - (1 Chronicles 4:36 ) He took part in the murderous raid made by his tribe upon the peaceable Hamite shepherds of the valley of Gedor in the reign of Hezekiah
Jeroham - Man of Gedor, whose two sons resorted to David at Ziklag, 1 Chronicles 12:7
Gedor - Gedor
Asaiah - One of the Simeonite princes who attacked the shepherds of Gedor, 1 Chronicles 4:36
Mehunims - They are again mentioned in 1 Chronicles 4:41 (RSV), in the reign of King Hezekiah, as a Hamite people, settled in the eastern end of the valley of Gedor, in the wilderness south of Palestine
Mehunim - ), Israelites dislocated the Meunites from the vicinity of Gedor in Transjordan about eighteen miles north-northwest of Heshbon (1 Chronicles 4:41 ; KJV reads “habitations”)
Gerar - Other translations follow the Hebrew reading Gedor
Asaiah - A leader of tribe of Simeon who helped drive out people of Ham from pastures of Gedor when Hezekiah was king of Judah (715-686 B
Zebadiah - Son of Jehoram of Gedor (1 Chronicles 12:7 )
Penuel - Descendant of Judah and founder (father) of Gedor (1 Chronicles 4:4 )
Bethzur - ) One of Judaea's strongest fortresses in the mountains of Judah, between Halhul and Gedor (Joshua 15:58)
Penuel - A descendant of Judah and father of Gedor
Eshtemoa - Eshtemoa was son of Ishbah; Mered was husband of Jehudijah (the Jewess), by whose descendants, Gedor, Socho, and Zanoah, near Eshtemoa, were founded
Jer'Oham - ) ...
Jeroham of Gedor, some of whose sons joined David at Ziglag
Gedor - ) Simeonite chiefs in Hezekiah's reign "went to the entrance of (rather as Keil, 'westward from') Gedor unto the eastern side of the valley to seek pasture for their flocks," and they dislodged the Hamites "dwelling there of old, and dwelt in their room
Zebadiah - Of the sons of Jeroham of Gedor, a Benjamite who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:7)
Simeon - An emigration from this tribe took place, at an early period, towards Gedor, and afterwards to Mount Seir
Simeon - As to Levi, he never had any fixed lot or portion; and Simeon received only a canton that was dismembered from the tribe of Judah, Joshua 19:1 , &c, and some other lands they went to conquer in the mountains of Seir, and the desert of Gedor, 1 Chronicles 4:27 ; 1 Chronicles 4:39 ; 1 Chronicles 4:42
Ham - Simeonites went to the eastern entrance of the valley of Gedor in quest of pasture, and dispossessed the previous inhabitants, being men "of Ham" (1 Chronicles 4:40)
Simeon - Levi had no compact lot or portion in the Holy Land; and Simeon received for his portion only a district dismembered from Judah, with some other lands the tribe overran in the mountains of Seir, and in the desert of Gedor, 1 Chronicles 4:24,39,42
Simeon - , Simeonites advanced against Gedor and Mt. Instead of Gedor , the LXX [Note: Septuagint
Shepherd - As agriculture increased pasturage decreased, and was limited to particular spots, the border of the wilderness of Judah, Carmel (1 Samuel 25:2), Bethlehem (1 Samuel 16:11; Luke 2:8), Tekoa (Amos 1:1), and Gedor (1 Chronicles 4:39)
Dalmanutha - 199–202, 1904), argued for Miqdal Gedor or Magdala Gadara, a Jewish suburb of Gadara (Jerus
Simeon - Still Simeon remained strong enough in Hezekiah's days to smite the men of Ham with an expedition under 13 Simeonite princes, and to occupy their dwellings "at the entrance of (rather, as Keil, "westward from") Gedor to the E