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Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary

Ashdod, Azoth

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according to the Vulgate, or Azotus, according to the Greek, a city which was assigned by Joshua to the tribe of Judah, but was possessed a long time by the Philistines, and rendered famous for the temple of their god Dagon, Joshua 15:47 . It lies upon the Mediterranean Sea, about nine or ten miles north of Gaza; and in the times when Christianity flourished in these parts was made an episcopal see, and continued a fair village till the days of St. Jerom. Here the ark of Jehovah triumphed over the Philistine idol Dagon, 1 Samuel 5:2 .

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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Ashdod, Azoth'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. 1831-2.

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