Gazara
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GAZARA

ga-za'-ra (Gazara, Gazera):

A fortress of great strength in Judea, which figures often in the Maccabean wars. To this place Judas pursued Gorgias (APC 1Macc 4:15). It was fortified by the Greek general Bacchides (APC 1Macc 9:52; Ant, XIII, i, 3). It was captured by Simon Maccabeus, who turned out the inhabitants and purified the city. He built here a palace for himself, and appointed his son John commander of his army (APC 1Macc 13:43). A different account of this occurrence is given in APC 2Macc 10:32, where the capture is attributed to Judas. The narrative here, however, is inspired by antagonism to Simon because he had assumed the high-priesthood.

The fortress is identical with Tell Jezer, the ancient GEZER (which see). It is interesting to note that recent excavations have uncovered the ruins of Simon's palace (PEFS, 1905, 26).

W. Ewing

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Gadara
... In Josephus, "Simon destroyed the city Gazara, and Joppe, and Jamnia.""And in the
Book of the Maccabees, "And he fortified Joppe, which is on the sea, and ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 75 gadara.htm

Concerning the Successors of Judas, who were Jonathan and Simon ...
... 2. However, Simon managed the public affairs after a courageous manner, and took
Gazara, and Joppa, and Jamnia, which were cities in his neighborhood. ...
/.../chapter 2 concerning the successors.htm

How the Hebrews were Delivered from a Famine when the Gibeonites ...
... 2. When the king heard that the Philistines were gathered together at the city Gazara,
he sent an army against them, when Sibbechai the Hittite, one of David's ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 12 how the hebrews.htm

How, after the Death of Antiochus, Hyrcanus Made an Expedition ...
... and mutual assistance which subsisted between them and the Romans, and about other
public affairs, who desired that Joppa, and the havens, and Gazara, and the ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 9 how after the.htm

How Jonathan Took the Government after his Brother Judas; And
... many cities of Judea, whose walls had been demolished; Jericho, and Emmaus, and
Betboron, and Bethel, and Tinma, and Pharatho, and Tecoa, and Gazara, and built ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 1 how jonathan took.htm

How Jonathan was Slain by Treachery; and How Thereupon the Jews ...
... ethnarch of the Jews;" for under him they were very happy, and overcame the enemies
that were round about them; for Simon overthrew the city Gazara, and Joppa ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 6 how jonathan was.htm

Thesaurus
Gazara
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia GAZARA. ga-za'-ra (Gazara, Gazera): A fortress
of great strength in Judea, which figures often in the Maccabean wars. ...
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Gezer (14 Occurrences)
... Judas pursued Gorgias to "Gazara and into the plains of Idumaea and Azotis and Jamnia"
(1 Maccabees 4:15); Bacchides, after his defeat by Jonathan, "fortified ...
/g/gezer.htm - 27k

Timotheus (24 Occurrences)
... Maccabeus (1 Maccabees 5:6;, 34;; 2 Maccabees 8:30; 9:03; 10:24; 19:2, 18;) in
165-163 BC According to 2 Maccabees 10:37, he was slain at Gazara after having ...
/t/timotheus.htm - 15k

Gazah (16 Occurrences)

/g/gazah.htm - 11k

Jabneh (1 Occurrence)
... the port and navy of Jabneel (2 Maccabees 12:8-9). It was taken by Simon in 142
BC (Josephus, Ant, XIII, vi, 7; BJ, I, ii, 2), together with Gazara and Joppa ...
/j/jabneh.htm - 10k

Jabneel (2 Occurrences)
... the port and navy of Jabneel (2 Maccabees 12:8-9). It was taken by Simon in 142
BC (Josephus, Ant, XIII, vi, 7; BJ, I, ii, 2), together with Gazara and Joppa ...
/j/jabneel.htm - 11k

Gazera
... GAZERA. ga-ze'-ra (Gazera): (1) A fortress of Judea (APC 1Macc 4:15; 7:45); in the
Revised Version (British and American) always GAZARA (which see). ...
/g/gazera.htm - 6k

Gazathite (1 Occurrence)

/g/gazathite.htm - 6k

Chaereas
... the King James Version Chereas): Brother of Timotheus, the Ammonite leader against
Judas Maccabeus (1 Maccabees 5:6). He held the fortress of Gazara (the "Jazer ...
/c/chaereas.htm - 6k

Adasa
... James Version Adarsa): A town less than four miles from Beth-horon (30 furlongs
Ant, XII, x, 5; 1 Maccabees 7:40) and a day's journey from Gazara (1 Maccabees 7 ...
/a/adasa.htm - 6k



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