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gerar


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Gerar 
  a  region;  lodging-place,  a  very  ancient  town  and  district  in  the 
  south  border  of  Palestine,  which  was  ruled  over  by  a  king  named 
  Abimelech  (Gen.  10:19;  20:1,  2).  Abraham  sojourned  here  and 
  perhaps  Isaac  was  born  in  this  place  Both  of  these  patriarchs 
  were  guilty  of  the  sin  of  here  denying  their  wives,  and  both  of 
  them  entered  into  a  treaty  with  the  king  before  they  departed  to 
  Beersheba  (21:23-34;  26).  It  seems  to  have  been  a  rich  pastoral 
  country  (2  Chr.  14:12-18).  Isaac  here  reaped  an  hundred-fold, 
  and  was  blessed  of  God  (Gen.  26:12).  The  "valley  of  Gerar"  (Gen. 
  26:17)  was  probably  the  modern  Wady  el-Jerdr. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Gerar,  same  as  Gera 
 




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