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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
GAZARA . An important stronghold often mentioned during the MaccabÃ¦an struggle ( 1Ma 4:16; 1Ma 7:45; 1Ma 9:52; 1Ma 13:53; 1Ma 14:7; 1Ma 14:34; 1Ma 15:28; 1Ma 16:1 , 2Ma 10:32 . In Ant. XII. vii. 4, XIV. v. 4, BJ , I. viii. 5, it is called Gadara ). There seems to be no doubt that it is the OT Gezer (wh. see).
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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Gazara'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/g/gazara.html. 1909.