The Dispossessed People:

The Gazites

    The Gazites were the inhabitants of the city of Gaza, which sits near the Mediterranean coast.  Also called "Azzah", it was the southernmost of the five chief Philistine cities.  The name means "Strong".


Jsh 13:3
from the Shihor, which is before Egypt, even to the border of Ekron northward, which is counted as Canaanite; the five lords of the Philistines; the Gazites, and the Ashdodites, the Ashkelonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avvim,

Jdg 16:2
It was told the Gazites, saying, “Samson is here!” They surrounded him, and laid wait for him all night in the gate of the city, and were quiet all the night, saying, Let be until morning light, then we will kill him.





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