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A royal city of the Canaanites, Jos 10:33; 12:12; between Bethhoron and the Mediterranean, Jos 16:3; afterwards on the western border of Ephraim, and assigned to the Levites, Jos 16:3; 21:21. The Canaanites long retained a foothold in it, Jos 16:10; Jg 1:29; but were dispossessed by a king of Egypt, and the place given to his daughter, the wife of Solomon, 1Ki 9:16, who fortified it.

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a precipice, an ancient royal Canaanitish city (Jos 10:33; 12:12). It was allotted with its suburbs to the Kohathite Levites (Jos 21:21; 1Ch 6:67). It stood between the lower Beth-horon and the sea (Jos 16:3; 1Ki 9:17). It was the last point to which David pursued the Philistines (2Sa 5:25; 1Ch 14:16) after the battle of Baal-perazim. The Canaanites retained possession of it till the time of Solomon, when the king of Egypt took it and gave it to Solomon as a part of the dowry of the Egyptian princess whom he married (1Ki 9:15-17). It is identified with Tell el-Jezer, about 10 miles south-west of Beth-horon. It is mentioned in the Amarna tablets.

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("cut off," i.e. "isolated".) An old Canaanite city, whose king, Horam or Elam, helping Lachish, was slain with his people by Joshua (Jos 10:33; 12:12). A landmark of Ephraim, between lower Beth-horon and the Mediterranean (Jos 16:3), on the S.W. border (1Ch 7:28). Now Tell el Djezir near Abou Shusheh (Ganneau). Allotted to the Kohathite Levites (Jos 21:21; 1Ch 6:67). At a short distance from Tel el Djezir, on the E. side, engraved on a horizontal rock, is a bilingual Greek and Hebrew inscription marking the limit of Gezer (Nu 35:5) as a Levitical city with its portion without the city.

The inscription is at least as old as one century B.C.; also a second similar inscription exists on the N.W. Thus the sacred boundary was a square, having its four angles at the four cardinal points (Ganneau). The original inhabitants remained and paid tribute to Israel (Jg 1:29; 1Ki 9:16-17). It must have been independent when Pharaoh slew the Canaanite inhabitants, burnt the city, and gave it a present to his daughter, Solomon's wife. Solomon rebuilt it. Gob is identified with it 1Ch 20:4; compare 2Sa 21:18. It lay in the maritime plain, on the coast road to Egypt, an important post to fortify as it lay between Egypt and Jerusalem

It is the last point to which David pursued the Philistines (2Sa 5:25; 1Ch 14:16). Being 50 miles distant from "the S. of Judah ... and the Kenites," it cannot be meant in 1Sa 27:8. (See GERZITES.) The inscription in the rock discovered by Ganneau, "the boundary of Gezer," verifies the conjecture that Abou Shusheh on the plain between Jaffa and Jerusalem is the site of Gezer The discovery of the limit outside the city probably defines "a sabbath day's journey."

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A very ancient city of the Sheph

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Ge'zer Gezrites. Gez'rites

Ancient Canaanite city and its inhabitants. It was taken by Joshua, and allotted to Ephraim, and afterwards to the Kohathites, 1Ch 6:67; 7:28; but the ancient inhabitants held possession. It was taken and burnt by Pharaoh as a Canaanitish city, and the site given to his daughter whom Solomon had married. Solomon rebuilt the city. 10/33'>Jos 10:33; 12:12; 16:3,10; 21:21; Jg 1:29; 1Sa 27:8; 1Ki 9:15-17. It is called GAZER in 2Sa 5:25; 1Ch 14:16. Compare 1Ch 20:4 with 2Sa 21:18-19, GEZER in the former passage refers to GOB in the latter. Gezer is identified with ruins at Tell Jezar, 31 52' N, 34 55' E.

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(a precipice), an ancient city of Canaan, whose king, Hiram or Elam, coming to the assistance of Lachish, was killed with all his people by Joshua.

Jos 10:33; 12:12

It formed one of the landmarks on the north boundary of Ephraim, between the lower Beth-horon and the Mediterranean,

Jos 16:3

the western limit of the tribe

1Ch 7:28

It was allotted with its suburbs to the Kohathite Levites,

Jos 21:21; 1Ch 6:67

but the original inhabitants were not dispossessed,

Jg 1:29

and even down to the reign of Solomon the Canaanites were still dwelling there, and paying tribute to Israel

1Ki 9:16

It was burned by Pharaoh in Solomon's time,

1Ki 9:15-17

and given to Solomon's Egyptian wife, and rebuilt by him.

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