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gezer


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Gezer 
  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. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Gezer,  dividing,  sentence