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Lexicon :: Strong's G1048 - Gaza

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Γάζα
Transliteration
Gaza
Pronunciation
gä'-zä (Key)
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Part of Speech
proper locative noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of Hebrew origin עַזָּה (H5804)
Strong’s Definitions

Γάζα Gáza, gad'-zah; of Hebrew origin (H5804); Gazah (i.e. Azzah), a place in Palestine:—Gaza.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 1x

The KJV translates Strong's G1048 in the following manner: Gaza (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 1x
The KJV translates Strong's G1048 in the following manner: Gaza (1x).
  1. Gaza = "the fortified; the strong"

    1. one of the five chief cities of the Philistines in Palestine

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
Γάζα Gáza, gad'-zah; of Hebrew origin (H5804); Gazah (i.e. Azzah), a place in Palestine:—Gaza.
STRONGS NT 1048: Γάζα
Γάζα, Γάζης (Buttmann, 17 (15)), (אַזָּה i. e. strong, fortified (cf. Valentia); the 'ayin ע being represented by gamma γ', cf. עֲמֹרָה Γόμορρα), formerly a celebrated city of the Philistines, situated on a hill near the southern border of the land of Israel, between Raphia and Ascalon, twenty stadia (`at the most,' Arrian. exp. Alex. 2, 26; seven, Strabo 16, 2, 30) from the sea and eleven geographical miles from Jerusalem. It was fortified and surrounded by a massive wall. Although held by a Persian garrison, Alexander the Great captured it after a siege of two months, but did not destroy it ((Josephus, Antiquities 11, 8, 4); Diodorus 17, 48; Plutarch, Alex. 25; Curt. 4, 6f). Afterward, in the year, Alexander Janmaeus, king of the Jews, took it, after a year's siege and destroyed it (Josephus, Antiquities 13, 13, 3). Gabinius rebuilt it (Josephus, the passage cited 14:5, 3). Finally, the emperor Augustus gave it () to Herod the Great (Josephus, the passage cited 15, 7, 3), after whose death it was annexed to Syria (Josephus, the passage cited 17, 11, 4). Modern Ghuzzeh (or Ghazzeh), an unfortified town, having an area of two English miles, with between fifteen and sixteen thousand inhabitants. Mentioned in the N. T. in Acts 8:26, where the words αὕτη ἐστιν ἔρημος refer to ὁδός; Philip is bidden to take the way which is ἔρημος, solitary; cf. Meyer at the passage; (Winers Grammar, § 18, 9 N. 3; Buttmann, 104 (91)). A full history of the city is given by Stark, Gaza u. d. philistäische Küste. Jena, 1852; a briefer account by Winers RWB (see also BB. DD.) under the word; Arnold in Herzog iv., p. 671ff
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Acts
8:26

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Acts
8:26

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1048 matches the Greek Γάζα (Gaza),
which occurs 1 times in 1 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:26 - And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, G1048 which is desert.
 
 
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