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beth-da'-gon (bethdaghon; Bethdagon):

(1) A town in the Shephelah of Judah named with Gederoth, Naamah, and Makkedah (Joshua 15:41). It may be represented by the modern Beit Dijan, about 6 miles Southeast of Jaffa. This however is a modern site, and not in the Shephelah. Nearly 2 miles to the south is Khirbet Dajan, a Roman site. The connection in which it occurs leads us to expect a position farther Southeast

(2) A city on the border of Asher (Joshua 19:27) which Conder would identify with Tell D'auk, near the mouth of the Belus, in the plan of Acre.

The name seems to have been of frequent occurrence. There is a Beit Dejan about 6 miles East of Nablus, and Josephus speaks of a fortress called Dagon above Jericho (Ant., XII, viii, 1; BJ, I, ii, 3). This would seem to indicate a widespread worship of Dagon. But the name may mean "house of corn."

W. Ewing


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Beth-dagan. Bethdagan, Beth-dagan. Bethdagon . Int. ... But the name may mean "house
of corn." W. Ewing. Bethdagan, Beth-dagan. Bethdagon . Reference Bible
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Bethdagon (2 Occurrences)

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Beth-cherem (2 Occurrences)
Beth-cherem. Beth-car, Beth-cherem. Bethdagan . Multi-Version Concordance ... (See
JPS). Beth-car, Beth-cherem. Bethdagan . Reference Bible.
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