Ancient Sources

Mountain of Judah and Shephelah


70. Gedur, also Gidirtha - (Kh. Jadirah)

ORIGINAL TEXTS


Gedur in tribu Iudae. Hodieque vocatur Gedrus vicus pergrandis in decimo miliario Diospoleos pergentibus Eleutheropolim.
(Jerome 69:20-21)


ENGLISH TRANSLATION

Eusebius, Onomasticon 68:22-23 (ca. 295 A.D.); Jerome 69:20-21 (ca. 390 A.D.)
Gedur (Jos 15:58), in the tribe of Judah. And today there is a large village called Gedrus at the 10th milestone from Diospolis on the road to Eleutheropolis.

BIBLICAL BACKGROUND

Josh 15:21.58 Towns of Judah
The towns belonging to the tribe of the people of Judah in the extreme South, toward the boundary of Edom, were... Halhul, Beth-zur, Gedor... in all twenty-nine towns, with their outlying villages.

MORE ANCIENT SOURCES

Josephus, Antiquities 14.5.4 (1st cent. A.D.)
And when he [Gabinius] had settled matters with her, he brought Hyrcanus to Jerusalem, and committed the care of the temple to him; and when he had ordained five councils, he distributed the nation into the same number of parts: so these councils governed the people; the first was at Jerusalem, the second at Gadara, the third at Amathus, the fourth at Jericho, and the fifth at Sepphoris, in Galilee.

Map Section 6 Place Discussion

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