Eder (Ee´duhr; Heb., “flock,” “herd”)

1 A clan leader in the tribe of Benjamin (1Chr 8:15). 2 A Levite family leader in the clan of Merari (1Chr 25:23). 3 A settlement in southern Judah near the border with Edom, probably in the vicinity of Beer-sheba (Josh 15:21); the site is unknown. 4 A site called Migdol-eder (Heb., “the tower of Eder” or “the flock tower”), near which Jacob camped following the burial of Rachel in Bethlehem (Ramah? Gen 35:21), probably located somewhere between Jerusalem and Hebron.

1Chr 8:15

15Zebadiah, Arad, Eder,

1Chr 25:23

23to the sixteenth, to Hananiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve;

Josh 15:21

21The towns belonging to the tribe of the people of Judah in the extreme South, toward the boundary of Edom, were Kabzeel, Eder, Jagur,

Gen 35:21

21Israel journeyed on, and pitched his tent beyond the tower of Eder.

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