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Gezrites
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The KJV spelling of Girzites, the people living between Philistia and Egypt whom David attacked while living in Ziklag (1 Sam 27:8). The Masoretic Text corrects the spelling of “Girzites” (גִּרְזִי‎, girziy) to “Gezrites” (גִּזְרִי‎, gizriy) associating the people group with Gezer. However, a connection with Gezer does not fit the geographic context, and no other reference to the Girzites (גִּרְזִי‎, girziy) occurs in the Old Testament. It is possible that both the words for Girzites and Gezrites are spelling mistakes and are meant to refer to Geshurites, although the Girzites are mentioned in the same verse as the Geshurites.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gezrites
Gezrites (גִּרְזִי‎, girziy). The KJV spelling of Girzites, the people living between Philistia and Egypt whom David attacked while living in Ziklag (1 Sam 27:8). The Masoretic Text corrects the spelling of “Girzites” (גִּרְזִי‎, girziy) to “Gezrites” (גִּזְרִי‎, gizriy) associating the people group with
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gezrite
Gezrite. kjv spelling of Girzite in 1 Samuel 27:8. The Girzites were raided by David’s men while he was at Ziklag.See Girzites.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gezrite
GEZRITE* kjv spelling of Girzite in 1 Samuel 27:8. The Girzites were raided by David’s men while he was at Ziklag. See Girzites.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Gezrite
GEZRITE. According to the LXX and the qrē’ reading the of Heb. text, this is the correct name of a desert tribe which lived in the region S of Israel, in the same general area as the Amalekites and the Geshurites (1 Sam 27:8). It was against these three tribes that David and his men made their raids
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Gezrite
GEZRITE (Gĕzʹ rīt) KJV spelling of name of people in 1 Sam. 27:8, where the Hebrew text tradition shows both Girzites (NIV, NASB, NRSV, TEV) and Gezrite. REB reads Gizrite. Gezrite or Gizrite would refer to inhabitants of Gezer, but Gezer is too far north for the Samuel context. We know nothing else
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