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Gezer

(gē`zər), ancient city of Canaan, on the coastal plain of Sharon, NW of Jerusalem. Its position guarding the road from Jerusalem to Jaffa has always given it importance, e.g., in the wars of Joshua, David, the Maccabees, and in the Crusades. Excavations there (1902–8, 1929, 1934) have made it possible to trace the history of Gezer from Chalcolithic (Copper Age) times. It was an Egyptian outpost c.1900 B.C. Among the important findings were evidence of troglodyte dwellings, a Middle Bronze Age water tunnel, stone monoliths, and an agricultural calendar of the late 10th cent. B.C. In 1945 a communal settlement of the same name was founded there. References to it in the Bible are numerous. It is also spelled Gazer. See GobGob
, in the Bible, town, SW ancient Palestine.
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If it is Hebrew, it is our oldest Hebrew inscription with a connected sense, dating to the tenth century BCE, but scholars debate whether, for example, Gezer was an Israelite site at that time (see LDBT 1:187), and so we either have a weird sort of Hebrew, or a weird sort of not-Hebrew
Etgar Gezer finds himself asking himself ultimate ethical questions: "What would you have done?
Yazisma Adresi/Address for Correspondence: Dr Altay Gezer Istanbul Universitesi Cerrahpasa Tip Fakultesi, Kadin Hastaliklari ve Dogum Anabilim Dali, Istanbul, Turkiye
Mekanlarin Kadinsi Anlatimlari" adli makabsinde kadinin mekan duyarliligini Anadolu mitolojisi, koyleri, gelenekleri uzerinden carpici bicimde aktaran Hale Gezer (94-116) "kadin eli degmis" olgusunu yine benzer orneklerle yansitir.
The British had been the pioneers working at sites including Tell el-Hesi, Jerusalem, Gezer, and several sites in the southern Shephelah.
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But mostly it is Canaanites in a list of named towns and their unnamed but connected villages: Bethshean, Taanach, Dor, Ibleam and Megiddo (Judges 1: 27); Gezer (Judges 1: 29); Kitron and Nahalol (Judges 1: 30).
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