(Joshua 10:33)

Gezer was one of the cities taken by Joshua.

“Then Horam king of Gezer came up to help Lachish; and Joshua struck him and his people, until he had left him none remaining.” (Joshua 10:33)

The ancient city of Gezer dates from the Canaanite and Israelite eras. Here, the famous 10th-century BCE  “Gezer Calendar,” the earliest example of Hebrew writing, was discovered.

Ancient Gezer: Shards indicate that the site had been occupied as early as the Remeron Period (4000 BCE).  It was strategically important as it was situated on the main thoroughfare from the Judean Foothills into the Judean Hills:

“Then goes down westward to the border of the Japhletites, unto the border of lower Bethhoron, to Gezer: and it ends at the sea.” (Joshua 16:3)

“And they drove not out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer: but the Canaanites dwell among the Ephraimites unto this day, and serve under forced labor.” (Joshua 16:10)

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