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An Amorite city conquered by Joshua that later became a Levitical city within the territory of the tribe of Gad.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jazer. Town east of the Jordan River in southern Gilead, taken with its surrounding villages by the Israelites under Moses (Nm 21:32, kjv Jaazer). The tribes of Gad and Reuben asked for the lands of “Jazer” and Gilead. They had many cattle and saw that the east side of the Jordan was fertile and best
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jazer jāʹzer [Heb. ya’zēr, ya’azêr]; AV also JAAZER. The RSV follows the LXX in reading Jazer (Gk. Iazēr) in Nu. 21:24 (AV “strong” [Heb. ʿaz]; NEB “difficult”). A fortified Amorite city N of Heshbon, not far from ʿAmmaÆn in the land of Moab. Eusebius (Onom.) and Jerome speak of an Azer or lazer
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
JAZER Town east of the Jordan River in southern Gilead, taken with its surrounding villages by the Israelites under Moses (Nm 21:32). The tribes of Gad and Reuben asked for the lands of Jazer and Gilead. They had large flocks and herds and saw that the east side of the Jordan was fertile and best suited
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jazer (jay´zer), an Amorite town in the central Transjordan conquered by Moses and the Israelites prior to their settlement in Canaan (Num. 32:1–3). It was later allotted to the tribe of Gad (Josh. 13:25; cf. Num. 32:34–35; 2 Sam. 24:5). The city was subsequently assigned to the Merarite Levites (Josh.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
JAAZER, JAZER. Jaazer occurs twice in the KJV (Num 21:32; 32:35); otherwise the name is spelled Jazer. It was a city located E of the Jordan, belonging originally to the Amorite kingdom of Sihon, captured by the Israelites (Num 21:32), and later allotted to the tribe of Gad (Josh 13:25). It furnished
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
JAZER. A town of the Amorite kingdom of Sihon captured by Israel (Nu. 21:32) and part of the pasture-lands allotted to the tribe of Gad. It was later given to the Merarite families of the tribe of Levi. During David’s reign, Jazer furnished ‘mighty men of valour’ (1 Ch. 26:31) and was one of the towns
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jazer (Heb. yaʿăzêr, yaʿăzēr)An Amorite town in central Transjordan conquered by the Israelites under Moses (Num. 21:32) and then allotted to the tribe of Gad (Josh. 13:25; Num. 32:34–35; 2 Sam. 24:5). The city was then assigned to the Merarite Levites (Josh. 21:39; 1 Chr. 6:81). The territory around
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
JAAZER; JAZER An Amorite town east of the River Jordan, conquered by the Israelites (Num. 21:32). The Gadites settled there, raised cattle (Num. 32:1) and built a city (Num. 32:35), which was one of the cities of refuge (1 Chr. 6:81). It was in the kingdom of David (2 Sam. 24:5). Isaiah (16:8–9) and
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ja-a´zer, or Ja´zer (Jehovah helps), a town on the east of Jordan, in or near to Gilead. Num. 32:1, 3; 1 Chron. 26:31. We first hear of it in possession of the Amorites, and as taken by Israel after Heshbon, and on their way from thence to Bashan. Num. 21:32. It seems to have given its name to a district