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One of the five chief cities of the Philistines, assigned to the tribe of Judah, but never conquered by them, Joshua 13:3 ; 15:47 ; 1 Samuel 5:1 ; 6:17 ; Nehemiah 4:7 . Here stood the temple of Dagon; and hither the ark was first brought, after the fatal battle at Ebenezer, 1 Samuel 5:1 . It was called by the Greeks Azotus. And belonged to Judea in the time of Christ. Here Philip preached the gospel, Acts 8:40 . At the present day, it is a miserable village, still called Esdud.


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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Ashdod'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ats/a/ashdod.html. 1859.

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