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Dictionaries :: Gezer

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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Gezer:

(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 (Joshua 10:33; 12:12). It formed one of the landmarks on the north boundary of Ephraim, between the lower Beth‐horon and the Mediterranean (Joshua 16:3) the western limit of the tribe (1 Chronicles 7:28). It was allotted with its suburbs to the Kohathite Levites (Joshua 21:21; 1 Chronicles 6:67) but the original inhabitants were not dispossessed (Judges 1:29) and even down to the reign of Solomon the Canaanites were still dwelling there, and paying tribute to Israel (1 Kings 9:16). It was burned by Pharaoh in Solomon's time (1 Kings 9:15-17) and given to Solomon's Egyptian wife, and rebuilt by him.

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