🔼The name Gidom in the Bible
The name Gidom occurs once in the Bible (Judges 20:45). It belongs to the place where 2,000 Benjaminites were killed on account of the atrocities committed in Gibeah, where a group of Benjaminites gang-raped a woman from Bethlehem to death (Judges 19).
🔼Etymology of the name Gidom
The name Gidom appears to be an intensive form derived from the verb גדע (gada'), meaning to hew or cut off:
For a meaning of the name Gidom, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads A Cutting Off. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Cutting Down or Exterminating. BDB Theological Dictionary does not interpret our name but does list it under the root גדע (gada').