Inhabitants of Gaza, who were Philistines when the Israelites came into contact with them (Joshua 13:3; Judges 16:2), but there was an older stratum of population which occupied the place before the invasion of the Philistines, probably of Amorite stock.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'GAZITES'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.