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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gerar
Gerar (גְּרָר‎, gerar). A town in the Negev located somewhere between Gaza and Beersheba.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gerar (Place)
GERAR (PLACE) [Heb gĕrār (גְּרָר)]. A town in the W Negeb which is associated with the lives of the Patriarchs. In the Table of Nations, Gerar is used as a geographical landmark for the S border of Canaan (Gen 10:19), probably because of its proximity to, and political association with, Gaza. Gerar
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gerar
Gerar. City located in the western Negeb. It was used as a geographical landmark defining the western boundary of the Canaanite territory from Sidon to Gaza (Gn 10:19). Abraham resided temporarily in this city, at which time he deceived Abimelech the king by giving him the impression that Sarah was his
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gerar
Gerar gēʹrär [Heb. gerār—meaning unknown]. A town in the western Negeb. Gen. 10:19 states, “The territory of the Canaanites extended from Sidon, all the way to Gerar, near Gaza” (after Ginsberg). According to this reading Gerar was in the southern extremity of the land of Canaan.The patriarchs
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gerar
GERAR City located in the western Negev. It was used as a geographical landmark defining the western boundary of the Canaanite territory from Sidon to Gaza (Gn 10:19). Abraham resided temporarily in this city, at which time he deceived Abimelech the king by giving him the impression that Sarah was his
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gerar
Gerar (gee´rahr), a town in the Negev. Abraham visited the town and entered into some type of agreement with the Philistine king of Gerar, Abimelech (Gen. 20:1–2). However, the bulk of episodes involving Gerar are in the Isaac stories: Isaac and Rebekah settle at Gerar (Gen. 26:2) but, like his father
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Gerar
GERAR. A city located in the southern extremity of Canaanite settlement. During the patriarchal period its inhabitants were known as Philistines (Gen 20:1 f.; 26:1, 6, 17, 20, 26). Some scholars suggest that Geder in Josh 12:13 may be a case of scribal confusion between r and d and should be read Gerar.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Gerar
GERAR (Heb. gerār, ‘circle’). An ancient city S of Gaza (Gn. 10:19) in the foothills of the Judaean mountains. Both Abraham (Gn. 20–21) and Isaac (Gn. 26) stayed there, digging wells, and had cordial relations with Abimelech its king, though Isaac quarrelled with him at one stage. The city lay in the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gerar
Gerar (Heb. gĕrār)A city on the southern border of Canaan, near Gaza (Gen. 10:19). Here Abraham and Sarah settled as resident aliens (Gen. 20:1–2), and Isaac and Rebekah dwelt at the command of Yahweh (26:2). Both encountered the king Abimelech, and the motif of the wife-sister switch is found in
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gerar
Gerar [gə rärˊ] (Heb. gerār “stopping place [?]”). A city near Gaza on the southern boundary of Palestine (Gen. 10:19). Both Abraham and Isaac so journed there, entering covenants with an Abimelech (perhaps the same individual), called “king of the Philistines” (20:1–2, 15; 26:1, 8). Nevertheless,
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Gerar
GERAR A city and district prominent in the early history of the Hebrew Patriarchs, where Abraham and Isaac enjoyed the hospitality of its king, Abimelech, grazed their flocks and cultivated its lands (Gen. 26:1–12). There was constant tension between the Patriarchs and the local herdsmen over the water
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Gerar
GERAR A city in the western Negeb identified by modern scholars with Tel Haror, west of Beer-sheba. Gerar marked the southern boundary of Canaan, near Gaza (Gen 10:19). Its king, Abimelech, had dealings with Abraham (Gen 20:2) and Isaac (Gen 26:6). It was also listed as a Philistine city (Gen 26:1) and
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