Places in the Bible Today:

Gezer

Data

Translated NamesGazer, Gezer
Typesettlement
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. Tel Gezer (modern): more than 95% confidence
    1. panorama of ruins at Tel GezerTel Gezer

Verses (14)

Josh-Ruth (6)
Josh 10:33, 12:12, 16:3, 16:10, 21:21
Judg 1:29
1Sam-Esth (8)
2Sam 5:25
1Kgs 9:15, 9:16, 9:17
1Chr 6:67, 7:28, 14:16, 20:4

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Biblemapper.com458
Logos FactbookGezer
OpenBible.info (2007)Gezer
OpenBible.infoaed6538 (Gezer)
TIPNRGezer@Jos.10.33
UBS Names Databaseot ID_715
WikidataQ1466687

Sources

  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 435
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Gezer (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Gezer
  4. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Gezer
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Gezer
  6. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 136
  7. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  8. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Gezer
  9. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  10. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 10:33
  11. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Gezer
  12. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Gezer
  13. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Gezer
  14. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  15. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 4
  16. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  17. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 86
  18. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Gezer
  19. IVP Atlas of Bible History (2006): Gezer
  20. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 10:33; Josh 21:18
  21. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Gezer
  22. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 136
  23. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Gezer
  24. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Gezer
  25. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  26. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  27. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Gezer
  28. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016): Gezer
  29. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Gezer
  30. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Gezer
  31. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 10:31-33 note 7
  32. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Gezer
  33. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  34. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  35. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Josh 10:33 photo
  36. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 99

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification is changing over time. Each dot (conneceted by a dotted line) reflects the confidence of an identification over the preceding ten years (e.g., the 2009 dot reflects scholarship from 2000 to 2009), and the corresponding solid line reflects a best-fit line for the identification. Confidences that cluster near or below 0% indicate low confidence. Because of the small dataset, it's best to use this chart for general trends; if one identification is trending much higher than the others, for example, then you can probably have higher confidence in the identification. This chart only reflects the sources I consulted (listed above), not an exhaustive review of the literature.

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This page attempts to identify all the possible locations where this biblical place could be. The confidence levels add up to less than 100%, indicating that the modern location is uncertain.