Gezer (Gee┬┤zuhr; also Tell Jezer, Gazru)

A fortified site eighteen miles northwest of Jerusalem. Horam, king of Gezer is said to have come to the aid of Lachish, whose king was killed in the battle on the day the sun stood still (Josh 10:1-34; Josh 12:12). After the division of the land, Gezer was located on the southern border of Ephraim, but the inhabitants were not driven out (Josh 16:3-10; Judg 1:29). Gezer was one of the cities given to the Levites (Josh 21:21; 1Chr 6:67). The city was later given to Solomon by the pharaoh of Egypt as a dowry for his daughter (1Kgs 9:15-17).

Josh 10:1-34

The Sun Stands Still
1When King Adoni-zedek of Jerusalem heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and had utterly destroyed it, doing to Ai and its king as he had done to ... View more

Josh 12:12

12the king of Eglon

the king of Gezer

Josh 16:3-10

3then it goes down westward to the territory of the Japhletites, as far as the territory of Lower Beth-horon, then to Gezer, and it ends at the sea.4The Josephi ... View more

Judg 1:29

29And Ephraim did not drive out the Canaanites who lived in Gezer; but the Canaanites lived among them in Gezer.

Josh 21:21

21To them were given Shechem, the city of refuge for the slayer, with its pasture lands in the hill country of Ephraim, Gezer with its pasture lands,

1Chr 6:67

67They were given the cities of refuge: Shechem with its pasture lands in the hill country of Ephraim, Gezer with its pasture lands,

1Kgs 9:15-17

Other Acts of Solomon
15This is the account of the forced labor that King Solomon conscripted to build the house of the Lord and his own house, the Millo and th ... View more

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