Places in the Bible Today:

Gederah 1


Translated NameGederah
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6 Possible Identifications

  1. Khirbet Judraya (modern): 55% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet JudrayaKhirbet Judraya

  2. Tel Goded (modern): 30% confidence
    1. cave at Tel GodedTel Goded

  3. Qatra (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at QatraQatra

  4. Jedireh (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of JedirehJedireh

  5. Khirbet Judeira (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet JudeiraKhirbet Judeira

  6. Khirbet Jedireh (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of Khirbet JedirehKhirbet Jedireh

Verses (1)

Josh 15:36

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookGederah (Judean lowland) (2007)Gederah
OpenBible.infoa12012d (Gederah 1)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_697
WikipediaGedera (partial)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Gederah (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Gederah
  3. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): page 114
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Gederah
  5. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  6. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 15:36
  7. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Gederah
  8. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 11
  9. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  10. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Gederah
  11. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 184
  12. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Gederah
  13. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Gederah
  14. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): page 65
  15. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 15:36
  16. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Gederah

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, 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.

Places with Similar Names

Thumbnail Image Credits

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


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.