Gerar (Gee´rahr)

A town in the Negeb whose exact location remains undetermined. Abraham visited the town and entered into some type of agreement with the king of Gerar, Abimelech (Gen 20:1-2). However, the bulk of episodes in the OT involving Gerar are in the Isaac stories (Gen 26). The only other references to the town are in (2Chr 14:9-14). Here we have a story of Asa’s (905–874 BCE) defeat of Zerah, an invading Ethiopian.

Gen 20:1-2

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Gen 26

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2Chr 14:9-14

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