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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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the name of a place and also of a man in the Apocrypha.

1. (τὰ Γάζηρα v.r. Γάσηρα,Vulg. Gazeron, Gazara), the town of Palestine (1 Maccabees 4:15; 1 Maccabees 7:45), elsewhere called GAZARA (See GAZARA) (q.v.).

2. (Καζηρά v.r. Γαζηρά , Vulg. Gaze), one of the Temple-servants whose "sons" returned from Babylon (1 Esdro 5:31); evidently the GAZZAM (See GAZZAM) (q.v.) of the Heb. text (Ezra 2:48).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Gazera'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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