(a precipice ), an ancient city of Canaan, whose king, Hiram or Elam, coming to the assistance of Lachish, was killed with all his people by Joshua. ( Joshua 10:33 ; 12:12 ) It formed one of the landmarks on the north boundary of Ephraim, between the lower Beth-horon and the Mediterranean, ( Joshua 16:3 ) the western limit of the tribe ( 1 Chronicles 7:28 ) It was allotted with its suburbs to the Kohathite Levites, ( Joshua 21:21 ; 1 Chronicles 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 Solomons time, ( 1 Kings 9:15-17 ) and given to Solomons Egyptian wife, and rebuilt by him.
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Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Gezer'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".