Ge'ther (Heb. id. גֶּתֶר, signif. unknown; Sept. Γατέρ v.r. Γαθέρ), the name of the third of the sons of Aram (Ge 10:23). B. C. post. 2513.; Josephus (Ant. 1:6, 4) makes him the ancestor of the Bactrians (but see Michaelis, Spicileg. 2:138); and in the traditionary legends of the Arabs one Ghathir appears as the source of the Thamudites in Hejaz and the Jadisites in Jemama (Abulf. Hist. Anteisl, page 16). The Arab. vers. of the Polyglot has the Geramaka, a tribe which in the time of Mobaims ed must have inhabited the district of Mosul. SEE ARABIA. Jerome (ad loc.) proposes the Carians. Bochart asks (Phaleg. 2:10) whether the river Centrites, mentioned by Xenophon (Anab. 4:3, 1) and Diodorus Sic. (14:27), and which lay between the Carduchians and Armenians, may not have derived its name from Gether; and Le Claere finds a trace of the name in Cathara (Καθάρα), a town on the Tigris (Ptol. 5:18). Ksalisch (Commentary, ad loc.) thinks it may be but an Aramean form of Geshur, an identification already proposed by Thomson (Land and Book, 1:386). (See Schulthess, Parad. Page 282.) SEE ARAM.

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