Ashdod
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Ashdod

effusion; inclination; theft

ATS Bible Dictionary
Ashdod

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.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Stronghold, a Philistine city (Joshua 15:47), about midway between Gaza and Joppa, and 3 miles from the Mediterranean. It was one of the chief seats of the worship of Dagon (1 Samuel 5:5). It belonged to the tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:47), but it never came into their actual possession. It was an important city, as it stood on the highroad from Egypt to Palestine, and hence was strongly fortified (2 Chronicles 26:6; Isaiah 20:1). Uzziah took it, but fifty years after his death it was taken by the Assyrians (B.C. 758). According to Sargon's record, it was captured by him in B.C. 711. The only reference to it in the New Testament, where it is called Azotus, is in the account of Philip's return from Gaza (Acts 8:40). It is now called Eshdud.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ASHDOD

ash'-dod ('ashdodh; Azotos; modern Esdud): One of the five chief cities of the Philistines. The name means stronghold or fortress, and its strength may be inferred by the fact that Psammetik I, of Egypt, besieged it for many years (Herodotus says 29). Some of the Anakim were found there in the days of Joshua (Joshua 11:22), and the inhabitants were too strong for the Israelites at that time. It was among the towns assigned to Judah, but was not occupied by her (Joshua 13:3; Joshua 15:46, 47). It was still independent in the days of Samuel, when, after the defeat of the Israelites, the ark was taken to the house of Dagon in Ashdod (1 Samuel 5:1, 2). We have no account of its being occupied even by David, although he defeated the Philistines many times, and we have no definite knowledge of its coming into the hands of Judah until the time of Uzziah (2 Chronicles 26:6).

Ashdod, like the other Philistine towns, came under the authority of the Assyrian monarchs, and we have mention of it in their records. It revolted against Sargon in 711 B.C., and deposed the Assyrian governor, Akhimiti, who had been appointed by him in 720. Sargon at once dispatched a force to subdue the rebels and the city was severely punished. This is referred to by Isaiah (Isaiah 20:1). Amos had prophesied such a calamity some years before (1:8), and Jeremiah refers to "the remnant of Ashdod" as though it had continued weak until his day (Jeremiah 25:20). Zephaniah (Ze 2:4) refers to the desolation of Ashdod and Zechariah to its degraded condition (Zechariah 9:6). It continued to be inhabited, however, for we find the Jews intermarried with them after the return from Babylon (Nehemiah 13:23, 24). In the Maccabean period we are told that Judas and Jonathan both took it and purified it of idolatry (1 Maccabees 5:68; 10:84). In these passages it is called Azotus, as it is also in the New Testament (Acts 8:40). In the 4th century A.D. it became the seat of a bishopric. It had been restored in the time of Herod, by the Roman general Gabinius, and was presented to Salome, the sister of Herod, by the emperor Augustus. It is now a small village about 18 miles Northeast of Gaza.

H. Porter

Greek
108. Azotos -- Azotus (ie Ashdod), a Philistine city
... Azotus (ie Ashdod), a Philistine city. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration:
Azotos Phonetic Spelling: (ad'-zo-tos) Short Definition: Azotus, Ashdod ...
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Strong's Hebrew
795. Ashdod -- a city of the Philistines
... 794, 795. Ashdod. 796 . a city of the Philistines. Transliteration: Ashdod
Phonetic Spelling: (ash-dode') Short Definition: Ashdod. ...
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797. Ashdodith -- in the language of Ashdod
... 796, 797. Ashdodith. 798 . in the language of Ashdod. Transliteration: Ashdodith
Phonetic Spelling: (ash-do-deeth') Short Definition: Ashdod. Word Origin fem ...
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796. Ashdodi -- an inhabitant of Ashdod
... an inhabitant of Ashdod. Transliteration: Ashdodi Phonetic Spelling: (ash-do-dee')
Short Definition: Ashdodites. Word Origin from Ashdod Definition an inhab. ...
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Library

The Destruction that came Upon the Philistines, and Upon
... 1. When the Philistines had taken the ark of the Hebrews captive, as I said a little
before, they carried it to the city of Ashdod, and put it by their own god ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 1 the destruction that.htm

The Ark among the Philistines
... The Philistines took the ark of God and brought it to the temple of Dagon
in Ashdod and set it up by the side of Dagon. When the ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/the ark among the philistines.htm

How Alexander Honored Jonathan after an Extraordinary Manner; and ...
... But Apollonius, when he heard that Joppa was taken by Jonathan, took three thousand
horsemen, and eight thousand footmen and came to Ashdod; and removing thence ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 4 how alexander honored.htm

A Young Man who Said, "Send Me"
... He fought against the Philistines, and broke down the wall of Gath and of Jabneh
and of Ashdod and built cities near Ashdod and among the Philistines. ...
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Reformation
... "In those days," he writes, "saw I Jews that had married wives of Ashdod, of Ammon,
and of Moab: and their children spake half in the speech of Ashdod, and ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 57 reformation.htm

The History of Saul
... Then the Philistines took the ark of God and set it in their temple of Dagon,
by their god Dagon, in Ashdod. On the morn, the next ...
/.../wells/bible stories and religious classics/the history of saul.htm

Of the Distribution of the Keys, and their Power, or of the ...
... Scripture phrase. For it becomes true Israelites rather to speak the language
of Canaan, then the language of Ashdod. When Paul ...
/.../chap ii of the distribution.htm

Appendix I.
... Scythian-Assyrian alliance, in order to preserve the Assyrian territories from the
arms of Psamtik of Egypt, who had since 639 been besieging Ashdod; and he ...
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Three Decisive Steps
... The crowning disaster of the day was "the ark of God was taken." The Philistines
carried it away to Ashdod, and set it in the house of Dagon, their idol. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 37 1891/three decisive steps.htm

Philip the Evangelist
... went and preached the Gospel to the Ethiopian eunuch, and then he was borne away
from the new convert, and after the Spirit had put him down at Ashdod he had ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/philip the evangelist 2.htm

Thesaurus
Ashdod (21 Occurrences)
... It is now called Eshdud. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ASHDOD. ash'-dod ('ashdodh;
Azotos; modern Esdud): One of the five chief cities of the Philistines. ...
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Ashdod's (1 Occurrence)
... Multi-Version Concordance Ashdod's (1 Occurrence). Zephaniah 2:4 For Gaza
is forsaken, And Ashkelon 'is' for a desolation, Ashdod! ...
/a/ashdod's.htm - 6k

Gazah (16 Occurrences)
... Joshua 11:22 There were none of the Anakim left in the land of the children of Israel;
only at Gazah, at Gath, and at Ashdod there remained. (DBY). ...
/g/gazah.htm - 11k

Dagon (9 Occurrences)
... The most famous of the temples of Dagon were at Gaza (Judges 16:23-30) and Ashdod
(1 Samuel 5:1-7). (see FISH.). Noah Webster's Dictionary. ...
/d/dagon.htm - 12k

Ashkelon (12 Occurrences)
... David couples Ashkelon with Gath in his lament over Saul and Jonathan (2 Samuel
1:20) indicating its importance, and it is joined with Gaza, Ashdod and Ekron ...
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Jabneh (1 Occurrence)
... the passage mentioned, but it appears under the form "Jabneh" (yabhneh) in 2 Chronicles
26:6, as is evident from the mention of Gath and Ashdod in connection ...
/j/jabneh.htm - 10k

Ash'kelon (10 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 6:17 And these are the golden emerods which the Philistines returned for
a guilt-offering unto the LORD: for Ashdod one, for Gaza one, for Ashkelon one ...
/a/ash'kelon.htm - 9k

Sargon (1 Occurrence)
... the Assyrian monarchs. He is mentioned by name in the Bible only in connection
with the siege of Ashdod (Isaiah 20:1). At the very ...
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Ekron (20 Occurrences)
... Joshua 15:46 from Ekron even to the sea, all that were by the side of Ashdod, with
their villages. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Vicinity (18 Occurrences)
... Jericho. (See NIV). Joshua 15:46 from Ekron even to the sea, all that were
by the side of Ashdod, with their villages. (See NIV). ...
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Concordance
Ashdod (21 Occurrences)

Acts 8:40
but Philip found himself at Ashdod. Then visiting town after town he everywhere made known the Good News until he reached Caesarea.
(WEY)

Joshua 11:22
There were none of the Anakim left in the land of the children of Israel. Only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, did some remain.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 13:3
from the Shihor, which is before Egypt, even to the border of Ekron northward, which is counted as Canaanite; the five lords of the Philistines; the Gazites, and the Ashdodites, the Ashkelonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avvim,
(Root in WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 15:46
from Ekron even to the sea, all that were by the side of Ashdod, with their villages.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 15:47
Ashdod, its towns and its villages; Gaza, its towns and its villages; to the brook of Egypt, and the great sea with its coastline.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 5:1
Now the Philistines had taken the ark of God, and they brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 5:3
When they of Ashdod arose early on the next day, behold, Dagon was fallen on his face to the ground before the ark of Yahweh. They took Dagon, and set him in his place again.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 5:5
Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any who come into Dagon's house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod, to this day.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 5:6
But the hand of Yahweh was heavy on them of Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and struck them with tumors, even Ashdod and its borders.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 5:7
When the men of Ashdod saw that it was so, they said, "The ark of the God of Israel shall not abide with us; for his hand is severe on us, and on Dagon our god."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 6:17
These are the golden tumors which the Philistines returned for a trespass offering to Yahweh: for Ashdod one, for Gaza one, for Ashkelon one, for Gath one, for Ekron one;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 26:6
He went forth and warred against the Philistines, and broke down the wall of Gath, and the wall of Jabneh, and the wall of Ashdod; and he built cities in the country of Ashdod, and among the Philistines.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 4:7
But it happened that when Sanballat, Tobiah, the Arabians, the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites heard that the repairing of the walls of Jerusalem went forward, and that the breaches began to be stopped, then they were very angry;
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Nehemiah 13:23
In those days also saw I the Jews who had married women of Ashdod, of Ammon, and of Moab:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 13:24
and their children spoke half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews' language, but according to the language of each people.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 20:1
In the year that Tartan came to Ashdod, when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him, and he fought against Ashdod and took it;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 25:20
and all the mixed people, and all the kings of the land of the Uz, and all the kings of the Philistines, and Ashkelon, and Gaza, and Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Amos 1:8
I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, and him who holds the scepter from Ashkelon; and I will turn my hand against Ekron; and the remnant of the Philistines will perish," says the Lord Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Amos 3:9
Proclaim in the palaces at Ashdod, and in the palaces in the land of Egypt, and say, "Assemble yourselves on the mountains of Samaria, and see what unrest is in her, and what oppression is among them."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Zephaniah 2:4
For Gaza will be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation. They will drive out Ashdod at noonday, and Ekron will be rooted up.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Zechariah 9:6
Foreigners will dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Ashdod

Ashdod or Azotus

Ashdod: A City of the Philistines

Ashdod: Anakim Inhabit

Ashdod: Assigned to Judah

Ashdod: Called Azotus

Ashdod: Conquest by Tartan

Ashdod: Conquest of, by Uzziah

Ashdod: Dagon's Temple In, where the Ark of the Covenant Was Put Temporarily

Ashdod: Jews Intermarry With

Ashdod: People of, Conspire Against the Jews

Ashdod: Prophecies Concerning

Related Terms

Ashdod's (1 Occurrence)

Gazah (16 Occurrences)

Dagon (9 Occurrences)

Ashkelon (12 Occurrences)

Jabneh (1 Occurrence)

Ash'kelon (10 Occurrences)

Sargon (1 Occurrence)

Ekron (20 Occurrences)

Vicinity (18 Occurrences)

Tumors (8 Occurrences)

Tartan (2 Occurrences)

Emerods (8 Occurrences)

Anakim (10 Occurrences)

Gaza (22 Occurrences)

Gath (44 Occurrences)

Unwalled (39 Occurrences)

Jabneel (2 Occurrences)

Warred (13 Occurrences)

Fighteth (23 Occurrences)

Territories (12 Occurrences)

Ravaged (11 Occurrences)

Rebuilt (47 Occurrences)

Elsewhere (14 Occurrences)

Doom (15 Occurrences)

Devastation (17 Occurrences)

Philistia (12 Occurrences)

Bastard (2 Occurrences)

Captureth (24 Occurrences)

Ashdodites (4 Occurrences)

Terrified (88 Occurrences)

Villages (106 Occurrences)

Coasts (58 Occurrences)

Azotus (1 Occurrence)

Philistines (224 Occurrences)

Walls (152 Occurrences)

Hamlets (38 Occurrences)

Borders (104 Occurrences)

Heavy (110 Occurrences)

Hemorrhoids (5 Occurrences)

Visiting (10 Occurrences)

Noonday (13 Occurrences)

Uzziah (27 Occurrences)

Unleash (2 Occurrences)

Unrest (3 Occurrences)

Lord (59401 Occurrences)

Lords (63 Occurrences)

Gazzah (1 Occurrence)

Westward (35 Occurrences)

Wadi (11 Occurrences)

Floweth (16 Occurrences)

Folk (9 Occurrences)

Threshold (28 Occurrences)

Threshhold (12 Occurrences)

Torrent (49 Occurrences)

Rooted (15 Occurrences)

Everywhere (53 Occurrences)

Ebene'zer (3 Occurrences)

Ebenezer (3 Occurrences)

Eben-ezer (3 Occurrences)

Doorstep (11 Occurrences)

Downward (10 Occurrences)

Dagon's (2 Occurrences)

Daughter-towns (17 Occurrences)

Midday (11 Occurrences)

Mongrel (1 Occurrence)

Mouse (2 Occurrences)

Commander (111 Occurrences)

Coastline (3 Occurrences)

Coast-line (2 Occurrences)

Ashdodite (1 Occurrence)

Anthedon

Allotment (24 Occurrences)

Askelon (3 Occurrences)

Avvite (1 Occurrence)

Ashchenaz (2 Occurrences)

Ashdoditish (1 Occurrence)

Ashdoth

Anakims (9 Occurrences)

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