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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 family of Merari, appointed to the Levitical office (1 Chr. 23:23; 24:30).

Eder in Fausset's Bible Dictionary ("flock".) 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).

Eder in Hitchcock's Bible Names a flock

Eder in Naves Topical Bible Also called EDAR -1. A place near Ephrath Ge 35:21 -2. A city of Judah Jos 15:21 -3. A grandson of Merari 1Ch 23:23; 24:30

Eder in Smiths Bible Dictionary (a flock). 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 fathers.

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 Jagur,

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