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Gezer


Ge’zer (a precipice), an ancient city of Canaan, whose king, Horam or Elam, coming to the assistance of Lachish, was killed with all his people by Joshua. Josh. 10:33; 12:12. It formed one of the landmarks on the south boundary of Ephraim, between the lower Beth-horon and the Mediterranean, Josh. 16:3, the western limit of the tribe. 1 Chron. 7:28. It was allotted with its suburbs to the Kohathite Levites, Josh. 21:21; 1 Chron. 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.