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  1  definition  found 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  the  fortress;  a  fortified  place  a  town  in  the  plain  shephelah 
  of  Judah  (Josh.  15:36).  This  is  a  very  common  Canaanite  and 
  Phoenician  name  It  is  the  feminine  form  of  Geder  (12:13);  the 
  plural  form  is  Gederoth  (15:41).  This  place  has  by  some  been 
  identified  with  Jedireh  a  ruin  9  miles  from  Lydda,  toward 
  Eleutheropolis  and  4  miles  north  of  Sur'ah  (Zorah),  in  the 
  valley  of  Elah.