Places in the Bible Today:

Gederah 2


Translated NamesGederah, Gederathite
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. Jedireh (modern): 30% confidence
    1. cityscape of JedirehJedireh

  2. another name for Gederah 1 (ancient): 25% 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

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

Verses (1)

1Chr 12:4

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookGederah (Jozabad’s home) (2007)Gederah
OpenBible.infoa52e310 (Gederah 2)
WikipediaGedera (partial)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)
  4. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  5. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016)
  6. New Bible Dictionary (1996)
  7. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001)
  8. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Gederah
  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 (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

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