Bible Names A-G: Eder
Eder in Easton's Bible Dictionary
flock. (1.) A city in the south of Judah, on the border of
Idumea (Josh. 15:21).
(2.) The second of the three sons of Mushi, of the
Merari, appointed to the Levitical office (1 Chr.
Eder in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. A town in S. of Judah, on Edom's border (Joshua
2. A Levite of Merari's family in the time of David (1
Eder in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Eder in Naves Topical Bible
Also called EDAR
-1. A place near Ephrath
-2. A city of Judah
-3. A grandson of Merari
1Ch 23:23; 24:30
Eder in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. One of the towns of Judah, in the extreme south,
and on the borders of Edom. Jos 15:21 No trace of it has been
discovered in modern times.
2. A Levite of the family of Merari, in the time of
David. 1Ch 23:23; 24:30
Eder in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
e'-der ('edher, "flock"):
(1) One of the "uttermost cities" of Judah in the Negeb
("South") near the border of Edom (Josh 15:21), possibly Kh.
el `Adar, 5 miles South of Gaza, but probably this is too far
west. (2) Eder (the King James Version Edar) or better Migdal
Eder, mighdal `edher, "the tower of the flock"; Gader. After
Rachel died and was buried "in the way to Ephrath (the same is
Bethlehem) .... Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond
the tower of Eder" (Gen 35:19,21). In Gen 35:27 he is
described as proceeding to Hebron. This "tower of the flock,"
which may have been only a tower and no town, must therefore
be looked for between Bethlehem and Hebron. Jerome says that
it was one Roman mile from Bethlehem. In the Septuagint,
however, 35:16 and 21 are transposed, which suggests that
there may have been a tradition that Migdal Eder was between
Bethel and Bethlehem. There must have been many such towers
for guarding flocks against robbers. Compare "tower of the
watchman" (2 Ki 18:8, etc.). The phrase "Migdal Eder" occurs
in Mic 4:8 where Jerusalem is compared to such a tower.
E. W. G. Masterman
Eder Scripture - 1 Chronicles 23:23
The sons of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jeremoth, three.
Eder Scripture - 1 Chronicles 24:30
The sons also of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth. These
[were] the sons of the Levites after the house of their
Eder Scripture - Joshua 15:21
And the uttermost cities of the tribe of the children of Judah
toward the coast of Edom southward were Kabzeel, and Eder, and
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