As the wall of Gezer lasted for a thousand years, so this Egyptian wall continued to the reign of David.
The recovery of the site of Gezer we owe to M. Clermont Ganneau.
In some of the other caves of Gezer evidence was found that they had been used as tombs.
A most interesting and curious discovery was made in 1874 at Gezer.
As nothing is said of the capture of Gezer, this must refer only to the force which went to the aid of Lachish.
In Gezer the skeleton of a woman was found built into the walls of a house.
Ammon takes Gezer from the Canaanites, and gives it to his daughter, Solomon's wife.
Bones, pictures, or models of these were found in all the strata of Gezer.
The best specimens of this type of ornamentation so far published are from Gezer, though it is found elsewhere.
A number of these came to light in the course of the excavation of Gezer.
a precipice, an ancient royal Canaanitish city (Josh. 10:33; 12:12). It was allotted with its suburbs to the Kohathite Levites (21:21; 1 Chr. 6:67). It stood between the lower Beth-horon and the sea (Josh. 16:3; 1 Kings 9:17). It was the last point to which David pursued the Philistines (2 Sam. 5:25; 1 Chr. 14:16) after the battle of Baal-perazim. The Canaanites retained possession of it till the time of Solomon, when the king of Egypt took it and gave it to Solomon as a part of the dowry of the Egyptian princess whom he married (1 Kings 9:15-17). It is identified with Tell el-Jezer, about 10 miles south-west of Beth-horon. It is mentioned in the Amarna tablets.