Then Horam king of Gezer came up to help Lachish
Perhaps the rather induced to it, because it had no king to defend it. In Jerom's F5 time it was a village called Gazera, four miles from Nicopolis, or Emmaus, to the north: if this king came before the city was taken, he was not able to raise the siege; and if he came after, and so too late, he fell into the hands of Joshua:
and Joshua smote him, and his people, until he had left him none
destroyed him and all his army, so that there were none left to return and relate their unhappy case.
F5 De loc. Heb. fol. 92. A.