GAZARA or GAZERA (Pάζαρα; comp. I Macc. iv. 15, vii. 45):

Fortified city in Palestine; situated on the borders of Azotus, not far from Emmaus-Nicopolis on the west. Gazara has been proved by Schürer ("Geschichte," i. 245) to be identical with the "Gezer" of the Bible (Josh. xvi. 10).

E. G. H. M. Sel.
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