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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.
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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 ; xiv.5.4 ; BJ i.8.5 ). In 1 Macc.
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GAZA, GAZITES gay´zuh, gay´zit [עַזָּה ʿazzah, עַזָּתִי ʿazzathi, עַזָּתִים ʿazzathim; 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