Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameGederothaim
Notesinstead of a proper name, may refer to the area near Gederah
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Gederah 1 (ancient): 55% 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. not a place (scribal error): less than 10% confidence
  3. Bayt Nattif (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of Bayt NattifBayt Nattif

Verses (1)

Josh 15:36

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookGederothaim (2007)Gederothaim
OpenBible.infoac36af4 (Gederothaim)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_701
WikipediaGederothaim (redirect)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Gederothaim (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Gederothaim
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Gederothaim
  4. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 11
  5. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  6. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Gederothaim
  7. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 185
  8. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Gederothaim
  9. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Gederothaim
  10. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Gederothaim
  11. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 15:36
  12. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Gederothaim
  13. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  14. 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.

Thumbnail Image Credits

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


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.