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Gezer

[gee-zer] /ˈgi zər/
noun
1.
an ancient Canaanite town, NW of Jerusalem.
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  • As the wall of Gezer lasted for a thousand years, so this Egyptian wall continued to the reign of David.

    Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
  • The recovery of the site of Gezer we owe to M. Clermont Ganneau.

    Tent Work in Palestine Claude Reignier Conder
  • In some of the other caves of Gezer evidence was found that they had been used as tombs.

    Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
  • A most interesting and curious discovery was made in 1874 at Gezer.

    Tent Work in Palestine Claude Reignier Conder
  • As nothing is said of the capture of Gezer, this must refer only to the force which went to the aid of Lachish.

    Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
  • In Gezer the skeleton of a woman was found built into the walls of a house.

    Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
  • Ammon takes Gezer from the Canaanites, and gives it to his daughter, Solomon's wife.

  • Bones, pictures, or models of these were found in all the strata of Gezer.

    Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
  • The best specimens of this type of ornamentation so far published are from Gezer, though it is found elsewhere.

    Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
  • A number of these came to light in the course of the excavation of Gezer.

    Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
Gezer in the Bible

a precipice, an ancient royal Canaanitish city (Josh. 10:33; 12:12). It was allotted with its suburbs to the Kohathite Levites (21:21; 1 Chr. 6:67). It stood between the lower Beth-horon and the sea (Josh. 16:3; 1 Kings 9:17). It was the last point to which David pursued the Philistines (2 Sam. 5:25; 1 Chr. 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 (1 Kings 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.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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