1. Judges 1:29 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What is important about Gezer?

Judges 1:29 (ESV)

29 And Ephraim did not drive out the Canaanites who lived in Gezer, so the Canaanites lived in Gezer among them.

This was the most important city on the coastal plain. This verse essentially repeats Joshua 16:10. The Canaanites were not removed from Gezer until the reign of Solomon (1 Kings 9:15–17), in spite of a successful campaign by Joshua against this city (Joshua 10:33; Joshua 12:12).