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Beth-gader meaning

בית־גדר
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🔼The name Beth-gader in the Bible

The name Beth-gader occurs only once in the Bible. It's the name of a town in Judah, founded by Hareph, one of the sons of Hur, son of Ephrathah, the wife of Caleb (1 Chronicles 2:51). Some scholars suggest that this town is the same as Geder and Gederah, but that's conjecture.

🔼Etymology of the name Beth-gader

The name Beth-gader consists of two elements. The first part is identical to the common Hebrew word בית (bayit) meaning house:

The second part of our name is the same as the noun גדר (gader), meaning wall:

🔼Beth-gader meaning

For a meaning of the name Beth-gader, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names read House Of The Wall. BDB Theological Dictionary proposes Place Of A Wall.

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