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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(Heb. id. גֶּדֶר, Sept. Γάδερ ), a name signifying a wall (e.g. of a court, garden, sheepfold, etc., Proverbs 24, 31; Ezekiel 42:10), hence an enclosed or fortified place, and thus the basis of several names of castellated towns (e.g. Gederah, Gedor, Gadara, Gederoth, etc.); used once only (Joshua 12:13) in this simple form as that of one of the thirty- one ancient royal towns of the Canaanites, whose kings were defeated by Joshua. It is mentioned between Debir and Hormah; but, as the localities in that list are not strictly in geographical order, it may be identified with the GEDOR (See GEDOR) (q.v.) in the mountains of Judah (Joshua 15:58), and with the BETH-GADER (See BETH-GADER) (q.v.) of 1 Chronicles 2:51. The notices of Schwarz (Palest. pages 86, 104) are quite confused.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Geder'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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