-Also called GAZER, GAZARA, GAZERA, and GOB -A Canaanitish royal city -King

of, defeats Joshua Joshua 10:33; 12:12

-Canaanites not all expelled from, but made to pay tribute (taxes) Joshua 16:10; Judges

1:29

-Allotted to the half-tribe of Ephraim Joshua 16:3, 10; 1 Chronicles 7:28

-Assigned to Levites Joshua 21:21

-Battle with Philistines at 1 Chronicles 20:4; 2 Samuel 21:18

-Struck by David 1 Samuel 27:8

-Fortified by Solomon 1 Kings 9:15-17; 12:23