Places in the Bible Today:

Gedor 4

Data

Translated NameGedor
Typesettlement
Notesthe identification of Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010) (Gedor) with "Khirbet Gadeirah, north of el-Jib" is possibly Jedireh, as it’s located just northeast. However, it’s a modern settlement, not a ruin. Khirbet Judeira, on the other hand, which International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979) (Gedor) mentions as a possibility, is 10km west-northwest, not north. Other sources use Gibeon (i.e., El Jib) as a reference when referring to Jedireh but don’t call it a khirbet. Demsky, Genealogy of Gibeon (1971) (page 22), from 1971, supports the identification with Jedireh ("Perhaps Judeira, 3 kilometers northeast of El-Jib"); Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010) (Gedor)’s identification carries over unchanged from Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible (1975) (Gedor); however, Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible (1975) mentions both "modern Jedireh and Khirbet Gudeira," so on balance I think Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010) (Gedor) is probably referring to Khirbet Judeira
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4 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Gedor 1 (ancient): 55% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet JedurKhirbet Jedur

  2. not a place (scribal error): less than 10% confidence
  3. Khirbet Judeira (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet JudeiraKhirbet Judeira

  4. another name for Gederah 2 (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. cityscape of JedirehJedireh

    2. satellite view of the region around Khirbet JudrayaKhirbet Judraya

    3. panorama of Khirbet JedirehKhirbet Jedireh

    4. satellite view of the region around Khirbet JudeiraKhirbet Judeira

    5. cave at Tel GodedTel Goded

    6. ruins at QatraQatra

Verses (1)

1Chr 12:7

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Logos FactbookGedor (Jeroham’s home)
OpenBible.info (2007)Gedor 1
OpenBible.infoa47678a (Gedor 4)
TIPNRGedor@Jos.12.13
UBS Names Databaseot ID_684

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Gedor (place)
  2. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Gedor (place)
  3. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  4. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Gedor
  5. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Gedor
  6. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Gedor
  7. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Gedor (Place)
  8. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Gedor
  9. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications is changing over time. Each dot (conneceted 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 Gedor 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

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

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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. 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.