GAZARA. ASV Apoc. form of Gezer.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
A fortress of great strength in Judea, which figures often in the Maccabean wars. To this place Judas pursued Gorgias (
The fortress is identical with Tell Jezer, the ancient GEZER (which see). It is interesting to note that recent excavations have uncovered the ruins of Simon’s palace (PEFS, 1905, 26).