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Ja-azer


Ja-a’zer, or Ja’zer (Jehovah helps), a town on the east of Jordan, in or near to Gilead. Num. 32:1, 3; 1 Chron. 26:31. We first hear of it in possession of the Amorites, and as taken by Israel after Heshbon, and on their way from thence to Bashan. Num. 21:32. It seems to have given its name to a district of dependent or “daughter” towns, Num. 21:32, Authorized Version “villages”; 1 Macc. 5:8, the “land of Jazer.” Num. 32:1.