Places in the Bible Today:

Gederah 3


Translated NameGederah
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Gederah 1 (ancient): 90% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet JudrayaKhirbet Judraya

    2. panorama of Khirbet JedirehKhirbet Jedireh

    3. cave at Tel GodedTel Goded

    4. ruins at QatraQatra

    5. cityscape of JedirehJedireh

    6. satellite view of the region around Khirbet JudeiraKhirbet Judeira

  2. Tel Goded (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cave at Tel GodedTel Goded

Verses (1)

1Chr 4:23

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookGederah (home of potters) (2007)Gederah
OpenBible.infoa0a5b78 (Gederah 3)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_697
WikipediaGedera (partial)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Gederah (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Gederah
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Gederah
  4. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Gederah
  5. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  6. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Gederah
  7. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 184
  8. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Gederah
  9. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Gederah
  10. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Gederah, Gederathites
  11. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Gederah
  12. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  13. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications 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 (in this case, another name for Gederah 1), 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.

Places with Similar Names

Thumbnail Image Credits

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Bukvoed, Deror avi, Bukvoed, יעקב


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. It's best to think about the confidences in relative rather than absolute terms. Often they reflect different schools of thought, each confident in their identifications.