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Gederite meaning

גדרי

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🔼The name Gederite in the Bible

There's only one Gederite mentioned in the Bible and that is Baal-hanan the Gederite, a civic officer in service of king David's (1 Chronicles 27:28). Baal-hanan the Gederite was put in charge of the olive and sycamore trees in the Shephelah, or the lowlands of Judah.

The ethnonym Gederite probably describes someone from Geder or Gederah.

🔼Etymology of the name Gederite

The ethnonym Gederite comes from the noun גדר (geder), meaning wall:

🔼Gederite meaning

In Hebrew an ethnonym is an adjective, and the name Gederite, which denotes Someone From Geder(ah), literally means Wally, or Obstructer by implication.