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Gazites
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Gaza, Gazathites
Gaza, Gazathites. City near the Palestinian coast, about 50 miles W, SW of Jerusalem. It has been occupied almost continuously since ancient times; modern Gaza (Arab. Ghazzeh) has played an important part in the conflict between Arabs and Israelis. Gazite and Gazathite are biblical names for the residents
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gazathites
Gazathites gāʹzə-thīts. The AV in Josh. 13:3 for Heb. hāʿazzāṯî, RSV “those of Gaza.” The Hebrew form is a gentilic singular (collective), lit “the Gazite [=Gazathite]”; the form in Jgs. 16:2 is a gentilic plural, “the Gazites [=Gazathites].” No distinction between the use of the two terms is
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gazathites
GAZATHITES* kjv alternate spelling for residents of Gaza (Jos 13:3). See Gaza; Gazites.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Gazites
GAZITES. The inhabitants of Gaza (q.v.), the southernmost of the five principal Philistine cities.
Gazathites
GAZATHITES. The designation applied to the inhabitants of Gaza in Josh 13:3 (“those of Gaza,” RSV) and rendered Gazites (q.v.) in Jdg 16:2.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gazites
Gazites [gāˊzīts] (Heb. ˓azzāṯîm).* The inhabitants of Gaza (Judg. 16:2; KJV “Gazathites”).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Gazites
GA´ZITES (gaʹzīts). The designation of the inhabitants of Gaza (Josh. 13:3; Judg. 16:2).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Gazites
GAZITES [GAY zites] — inhabitants of the Philistine city of Gaza (Judg. 16:2; Josh. 13:3; Gazathites, KJV).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GAZITES
GAZITES<gaz’-its>: Inhabitants of Gaza, who were Philistines when the Israelites came into contact with them (Josh 13:3; Jdg 16:2), but there was an older stratum of population which occupied the place before the invasion of the Philistines, probably of Amorite stock.
GAZATHITES
GAZATHITES<ga’-zath-its> ([עַזָּתִים‎, ̀azzathim]): The inhabitants of GAZA (which see) (Josh 13:3 the King James Version), rendered “Gazites” (Jdg 16:2).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Gazites
GAZITES, gāzʹīts: Inhabitants of Gaza, who were Philis when the Israelites came into contact with them (Josh 13:3; Jgs 16:2), but there was an older stratum of population which occupied the place before the invasion of the Philis, probably of Amorite stock.
Gazathites
GAZATHITES, gāʹzath-īts (עַזָּתִים‎, ‛azzāthīm): The inhabitants of Gaza (q.v.) (Josh 13:3 AV), rendered “Gazites” (Jgs 16:2).
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