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Gazara
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gazara
Gazara (Γαζάρα, Gazara). Also called Gazera. A Judaean fortress significant in the Maccabean revolt (e.g., 1 Maccabees 4:15; 7:45; 2 Maccabees 10:32; see also Josephus, Antiquities 12.7.4; 14.5.4; Jewish War 1.8.5). Gazara is located at ancient Gezer.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gazara
Gazara gə-zāʹrə [Gk. Gazara, Gazēra]; AV also GAZERA (1 Macc. 4:15; 7:45). A strong fortress in Judea that figures often in the Maccabean wars (1 Macc. 4:15; 7:45; 9:52; 13:53; 14:7, 34; 15:28, 35; 16:1, 19, 21; 2 Macc. 10:32; cf. Josephus Ant. xii.7.4 [308]; xiv.5.4 [91]; BJ i.8.5 [170]). In 1 Macc.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GAZARA
GAZARA<ga-za’-ra> ([Γαζάρα, Gazara], [Γαζηρά, Gazera]): A fortress of great strength in Judea, which figures often in the Maccabean wars. To this place Judas pursued Gorgias (1 Macc 4:15). It was fortified by the Greek general Bacchides (1 Macc 9:52; Ant, XIII, i, 3). It was captured by Simon
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Gazara
GAZARA, ga-zāʹra (Γαζάρα, Gazára, Γαζηρά, Gazērá): A fortress of great strength in Judaea, which figures often in the Maccabean wars. To this place Judas pursued Gorgias (1 Macc 4:15). It was fortified by the Gr general Bacchides (9:52; Ant, XIII, i, 3). It was captured by Simon Maccabaeus, who
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
GAZA
GAZA, GAZITES gay´zuh, gay´zit [עַזָּהʿazzah, עַזָּתִיʿazzathi, עַזָּתִיםʿazzathim; Γάζα Gaza, Γαζαίος Gazaios, Γαζαίοι gazaioi]. 1. A city in southwest Palestine, about 4 km (2.5 mi.) from the sea. Although the shoreline in the area is unsuitable for a seaport, the site was economically and militarily