And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were
confederate with Abram.
The king of Debir, one; the king of Geder, one;
And the uttermost cities of the tribe of the children of Judah toward the coast of Edom southward were Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur,
And Sharaim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, and Gederothaim; fourteen cities with their villages:
And Gederoth, Bethdagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah; sixteen cities with their villages:
1 Chronicles 12:
And Ismaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the thirty, and over the thirty; and Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and Johanan, and Josabad the Gederathite,
1 Chronicles 24:
The sons also of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth. These were
the sons of the Levites after the house of their fathers.
1 Chronicles 27:
And over the olive trees and the sycomore trees that were
in the low plains was
Baalhanan the Gederite: and over the cellars of oil was
2 Chronicles 28:
The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the low country, and of the south of Judah, and had taken Bethshemesh, and Ajalon, and Gederoth, and Shocho with the villages thereof, and Timnah with the villages thereof, Gimzo also and the villages thereof: and they dwelt there.
For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria is confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind.
Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to
whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.
All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even
to the border: the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and
prevailed against thee; they that eat
thy bread have laid a wound under thee: there is
none understanding in him.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
A city in the south of Judah, on the border of Idumea (Joshua 15:21 ).
The second of the three sons of Mushi, of the family of Merari, appointed to the Levitical office (1 Chronicles 23:23 ; 24:30 ).
Morrish Bible Dictionary
1. Town in the south of Judah. Joshua 15:21 .
2. Son of Mushi and grandson of Merari. 1 Chronicles 23:23 ; 1 Chronicles 24:30 .
Holman Bible Dictionary
(ee' dehr) Place and personal name meaning, “water puddle” or “herd.” 1. Tower near Bethlehem (Genesis 35:21 ; compare Genesis 35:19 ). The exact location is not known. Micah referred to Jerusalem as the “tower of the flock,” the same Hebrew expression as in Genesis (Micah 4:8 ). 2 . A town in the southern limits of the tribal territory of Judah near Edom (Joshua 15:21 ). Its location is not known. 3. A Levite of the clan of Merari (1 Chronicles 23:23 ; 1 Chronicles 24:30 ). 4 . A leader of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:15 ); KJV spelling is Ader.
Holman Bible Dictionary
- Migdal Eder
NIV transliteration of tower of Edar (Genesis 35:21 ). See Edar .
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. A town in S. of Judah, on Edom's border (Joshua 15:21).
2. A Levite of Merari's family in the time of David (1 Chronicles 23:23).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
MIGDAL-EDER. See Eder, No. 1.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
EDER . 1. Genesis 35:21 ‘And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Eder.’ ’Eder means ‘a flock’; and the phrase Midgal-eder (‘flock-tower,’ cf. Micah 4:8 ) would have been the appellation given to a tower occupied by shepherds for the protection of their flocks against robbers (cf. 2 Kings 18:8 , 2 Chronicles 26:10 ). The tower here mentioned lay between Bethlehem and Hebron (cf. vv. 19, 27). Jerome mentions a Jewish tradition that this Eder was the site of the Temple, but himself prefers to think that it was the spot on which the shepherds received the angels’ message. 2. Joshua 15:21 . The name of one of the towns of Judah ‘in the south,’ close to the Edomite frontier; perhaps Kh. el-‘AdÃ¢r , 5 miles S. of Gaza. 3. 1Ch 23:23 ; 1 Chronicles 24:30 . The name of a Merarite Levite in the days of David. 4. A Benjamite ( 1 Chronicles 8:15 ).
- (ee' dahr) KJV spelling of Eder
in Genesis 35:21 . See Eder
. Genesis 35:21 ‘And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Eder
. ’ ’Eder
means ‘a flock’; and the phrase Midgal-Eder
(‘flock-tower,’ cf. Jerome mentions a Jewish tradition that this Eder
was the site of the Temple, but himself prefers to think that it was the spot on which the shepherds received the angels’ message
- (ay' duhr) KJV spelling of Eder
- ( 1 Chronicles 8:15 ) The name is more correctly Eder
e'Dar, Tower of
, a flock ), a place named only in ( Genesis 35:21 ) According to Jerome it was one thousand paces from Bethlehem
- Wilton (Imperial Dictionary) would read for "Eder
, and Jagur, and Kinah" "Arad and Hazor Kinah"; compare Septuagint, "Ara and Asor and Kinah
Two less frequently occurring nouns are ’adderet and ’Eder
. ” ‘Eder
may refer to a “luxurious outer garment” (Mic. ” ‘Eder
occurs once as an adjective (Zech
- Two Hebrew words, Eder
[ עֶדֶר ] and son , are regularly translated "flock" in the Old Testament and both are rendered by Greek poimne [ ποίμνη ] (or its diminutive poimnion [ ποίμνιον ]) in the Septuagint and New Testament. The word Eder
[ עֶדֶר ] connotes a more collective sense than so'n , which can also be translated "sheep
- Here was the "great tower" (Eder
? Hebrew Micah 4:8) and the Levites' residence
- Acts 7:16 ); and for a time it was the centre of the confEder
ation of the northern tribes ( 1 Kings 12:1 , 2 Chronicles 10:1 ). The next stopping-place was the tower of Eder
( Genesis 35:21 ) or ‘the flock’ a generic name for the watch-towers erected to aid in the protection of the flocks from robbers and wild beasts