Places in the Bible Today:

Gedor 1


Translated NameGedor
Notesin Judah
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1 Identification

  1. Khirbet Jedur (modern): 85% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet JedurKhirbet Jedur

Verses (2)

Josh-Ruth (1)
Josh 15:58
1Sam-Esth (1)
1Chr 4:4

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookGedor (of Judah) (2007)Gedor 1
OpenBible.infoaf054ba (Gedor 1)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_684
WikipediaCities in the Book of Joshua (nonunique url)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 435
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Gedor (place)
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Gedor
  4. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Gedor (place)
  6. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  7. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 15:58
  8. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Gedor
  9. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Gedor
  10. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Gedor
  11. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  12. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 11
  13. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  14. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Gedor
  15. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 15:48-60
  16. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 265
  17. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Gedor
  18. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Gedor
  19. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Gedor
  20. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Gedor (Place)
  21. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Gedor
  22. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 15:58
  23. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  24. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification is changing over time. Each dot (connected by a dotted line) reflects the confidence of an identification over the preceding ten years (e.g., the 2009 dot reflects scholarship from 2000 to 2009), and the corresponding solid line reflects a best-fit line for the identification. Confidences that cluster near or below 0% indicate low confidence. Because of the small dataset, it's best to use this chart for general trends; if one identification is trending much higher than the others, for example, then you can probably have higher confidence in the identification. This chart only reflects the sources I consulted (listed above), not an exhaustive review of the literature.

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This page attempts to identify all the possible locations where this biblical place could be. The confidence levels add up to less than 100%, indicating that the modern location is uncertain.