Places in the Bible Today:

Gedor 2


Translated NamesGedor, Gerar
Notesin Simeon
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Gerar (ancient): 40% confidence. It may be:
    1. panorama of Tel HarorTel Haror

    2. panorama of Tell esh ShariaTell esh Sharia

    3. satellite view of the region around Tell TuweiyilTell Tuweiyil

    4. panorama of ruins at Tell JemmehTell Jemmeh

  2. another name for Gedor 1 (ancient): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet JedurKhirbet Jedur

Verses (1)

1Chr 4:39

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookGedor (of Simeon) (2007)Gedor 2
OpenBible.infoa2fc530 (Gedor 2)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_684


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Gedor (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Gedor
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Gedor (place)
  4. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): 1Chr 4:39
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Gerar
  6. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Gedor
  7. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  8. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Gedor
  9. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Gedor
  10. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Gedor
  11. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Gedor
  12. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  13. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  14. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): 1Chr 4:39

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 Gerar), 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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Thumbnail Image Credits

Aaadir, Danny Gershoni, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, 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.