2 Chronicles 28:
The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the low country, and of the south of Judah, and had taken Bethshemesh, and Ajalon, and Gederoth, and Shocho with the villages thereof, and Timnah with the villages thereof, Gimzo also and the villages thereof: and they dwelt there.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
A place fertile in sycamores, a city in the plain of Judah, the villages of which were seized by the Philistines (2 Chronicles 28:18 ). It is now called Jimzu, about 3 miles south-east of Ludd, i.e., Lydda.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(gihm' zoh) Place name of uncertain meaning. Town in the Shephelah or valley of Judah which the Philistines captured from King Ahaz of Judah (735-715 B.C.), leading him to ask Assyria for help and pay tribute to them (2 Chronicles 28:18 ). It is located at Gimzu, about four miles east of Ramleh and three miles southeast of Lod.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Taken with its dependent villages by the Philistines under Ahaz (2 Chronicles 28:18). N.W. of Judah, or in Dan; now Jimzu, a large village on a height surrounded by trees, S. of the road between Jerusalem and Jaffa, where the highlands sink down into the maritime plain.
Morrish Bible Dictionary
City captured by the Philistines in the time of Ahaz. 2 Chronicles 28:18 . Identified with Jimzu , 31 56' N, 34 56' E .
- Some Bible students suggest the original reading was Gimzo
ni from Gimzo
. See Gimzo
Nahum ish gamzu
- (early 2century CE) Mishnaic sage, resident of Gimzo
, teacher of Rabbi Akiba
- to Gimzo
(Jimzu) and Lydda (Ludd), where it parts into three, the N
- , the cities of the low hill country (shephelah ), Bethshemesh, Ajalon, Gederoth, Shocho, Timnah, Gimzo
- Shocho, Timnah, and Gimzo
: Isaiah 9:12, "the Syrians before (i
- of Judah, Bethshemesh, Ajalon, Gederoth, Shocho, Timnah, Gimzo
" with their dependent villages, "the Lord having brought Judah low because Ahaz had made Judah naked, and transgressed sore against the Lord" (2 Chronicles 28:18-19)