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Gederoth meaning

גדרות
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🔼The name Gederoth in the Bible

The name Gederoth belongs to a village in the lowlands of what came to be the territory of Judah (Joshua 15:51). It's possible that David's mighty-man Jozabad the Gederathite hailed from Gederoth (1 Chronicles 12:4).

During the time of the ridiculous king Ahaz of Judah, the Edomites and Philistines invaded his lands, and the latter captured also Gederoth (2 Chronicles 28:18). Ahaz solicited the assistance of king Tilgath-pilneser of Assyria, but he afflicted him rather than strengthen him. He left a ruined kingdom to his son Hezekiah, who restored the worship of YHWH in Jerusalem.

🔼Etymology of the name Gederoth

The name גדרות is a plural form of the noun גדרה (gedera), meaning wall:

🔼Gederoth meaning

For a meaning of the name Gederoth, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Sheepfolds (the noun גדרה (gedera) sometimes denotes a sheepfold; Numbers 32:24). Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Folds or Fortifications. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate our name but does list it under the noun גדרה (gedera), meaning wall.

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