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Gezer
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A Canaanite city located on the road from Joppa to Jerusalem in the Judaean hills. The city existed from at least the 19th century bc through the third century ad. It is referenced in connection with the conquest of the land by Joshua, the period of the Judges, and the united monarchy during the reigns of David and Solomon.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gezer
Gezer (גֶּזֶר‎, gezer). A Canaanite city located on the road from Joppa to Jerusalem in the Judaean hills. The city existed from at least the 19th century bc through the third century ad. It is referenced in connection with the conquest of the land by Joshua, the period of the Judges, and the united monarchy
Gob
Gob (גּוֹב‎, gov). A city occupied by the Philistines (2 Sam 21:18–19). David’s mighty men killed giants there, including Saph and possibly Goliath or Goliath’s brother Lahmi. The parallel account in 1 Chr 20:4 places the battle at Gezer (גֶּזֶר‎, gezer).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gezer (Place)
GEZER (PLACE) [Heb gezer (גֶּזֶר)]. A site in the foothills of the Judean range. The king of Gezer is said to have participated with the S coalition of cities against the incursions of the Israelites (Josh 10:33). While Joshua is described as having killed the king of Gezer (Josh 10:33; 12:12), the Israelites
Gob (Place)
GOB (PLACE) [Heb gôb (גֹּוב)]. The site of two battles against the Philistines during the reign of David (2 Sam 21:18, 19). Gob appears twice in a series of four episodes in which heroes from David’s ranks defeated Philistine champions (2 Sam 21:15–22). During the first encounter at Gob, Sibbecai slew
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gezer
Gezer. Modern Tell Jezer (also known as Tell Abu Shusha), and an important ancient city in a strategic position in the north Shephelah, about 18 miles W, NW of Jerusalem. It was identified by C. Clermont-Ganneau in 1873, and excavations there were conducted by R.A.S. Macalister (1902–09), A. Rowe (1934–35),
Gazer
Gazer. kjv alternate spelling of the town, Gezer, in 2 Samuel 5:25 and 1 Chronicles 14:16.See Gezer.
Gob
Gob. Location where David and his men twice encountered the Philistines in battle (2 Sm 21:18, 19). In the parallel description of Chronicles 20:4, Gezer is mentioned as the place of war instead of Gob.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gezer
Gezer gēʹzər [Heb. gezer; LXX Gk. Gazera, Gazēra, Gazer, Gader]; AV GAZER (2 S. 5:25; 1 Ch. 14:16), GAZERA (1 Macc. 4:15; 7:45), or GAZARA. An important city in the northern Shephelah, the modern Tell Jezer.
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.
Gob
Gob [Heb. gōḇ, gôḇ—‘pit’ or ‘cistern’]. The scene of two of David’s battles with the Philistines (2 S. 21:18f.). The parallel account in 1 Ch. 20:4f identifies the place as Gezer, a fortified city with a long history, located 29 km (18 mi) NW of Jerusalem in the Shephelah, overlooking the coastal
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gezer
GEZER Modern Tell Jezer (also known as Tell Abu Shusha), and an important ancient city in a strategic position in the north Shephelah hills. The city of the third millennium bc was protected by a brick wall, which was replaced by a 13-foot- (4-meter-) thick stone wall. The Canaanite city reached its
Gazer
GAZER* kjv alternate spelling of the town Gezer in 2 Samuel 5:25 and 1 Chronicles 14:16. See Gezer.
Gob
GOB Location where David and his men twice encountered the Philistines in battle (2 Sm 21:18–19). In the parallel description of 1 Chronicles 20:4, Gezer is mentioned as the place of war instead of Gob.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gezer
Gezer (gee´zuhr; Arabic Tell el-Jazari; Assyrian Gazru), an ancient city located eighteen miles northwest of Jerusalem and five miles south-southeast of Ramleh. It is first mentioned in the Bible in Josh. 10:33 and 12:12, where, while aiding Japhia king of Lachish, its king Horam is vanquished by Joshua’s
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Gezer
GEZER. A city at the border of the Philistine plain and the northern Shephelah (Judean foothills). It overlooked miles of fertile fields and controlled the juncture of the arterial highway from Egypt to Syria and the main road from the Mediterranean coast up the valley of Aijalon to the interior of the
Gazer
GAZER. A variant form of Gezer (q.v.) in the KJV rendering of 2 Sam 5:25 and 1 Chr 14:16.
Gob
GOB. The exact location is unknown but at this place David’s soldiers fought two battles with the Philistines (2 Sam 21:18–19). The parallel passage in 1 Chr 20:4 lists Gezer as the locale of the contests. Gob, which is mentioned in the Amarna letters as Gubbu, may have been near the better-known Gezer.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Gezer
GEZER. One of the chief cities of pre-Roman Palestine from at least 1800 bc. It is strategically located on the road from Jerusalem to Joppa, on the most N ridge of the Shephelah overlooking the Ayyalon valley, and 12 km from the main highway between Egypt and Mesopotamia. Pharaoh Thutmosis III captured
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gezer
Gezer (Heb. gezer)A city attested in biblical, Egyptian, and Assyrian sources. It is to be located at Tell Jezer (Tell el-Jazari; 1425.1407), a 13.3-ha. (33 a.) mound prominently situated at the junction of the northern Shephelah and the Judean foothills, overlooking the Ayalon Valley. The site was
Gob
Gob (Heb. gôḇ)The site of two battles between David and the Philistines (2 Sam. 21:18–19). The parallel account gives the site as Gezer (1 Chr. 20:4).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gezer
Gezer [gēˊzər, gĕzˊər] (Heb. gezer “portion”; Akk. Gazru). A royal Canaanite city, about 11 km. (7 mi.) southeast of Lydda (Josh. 12:12).Gezer was an Egyptian outpost in the time of Thutmose III and is mentioned frequently in the Amarna Letters. Joshua defeated Horam, the king of Gezer (10:33),
Gob
Gob [gŏb] (Heb. gōḇ, gôḇ “pit”). The setting for two battles between the Israelites, led by David, and the Philistines (2 Sam. 21:18–19). The parallel account at 1 Chr. 20:4 gives the site as Gezer.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Gezer
GEZER The great mount of Gezer is situated on the last ridge of the Judean foothills as they slope down to join the northern Shephelah, 7 miles southeast of Ramla. It guards the junction of the Via Maris (Roads) and the trunk road running past Gezer across the Valley of Ajalon, where Joshua made the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Gezer
GEZER A city in Canaan in the Judean range, around 18 miles northwest of Jerusalem and identified with Tell Jezer. The king of Gezer joined in the coalition of five cities against Joshua and the Israelites (Josh 10:33), and Joshua slew the ruler (Josh 10:33; 12:12). Nevertheless, the Israelites failed
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