|Overview - 1 Samuel 5|
|1||The Philistines having brought the ark into Ashdod, set it in the house of Dagon.|
|3||Dagon is smitten down and cut in pieces, and they of Ashdod smitten with emerods.|
|8||So God deals with them of Gath, when it was brought thither;|
|10||and so with them of Ekron, when it was brought thither.|
1 Samuel 5:1 (King James Version)
And the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it from Ebenezer unto Ashdod.
- 1 Samuel 4:11 1 Samuel 4:17 1 Samuel 4:18 1 Samuel 4:22 Psalms 78:61
- 4:1 7:12
- Ashdod, called Azotus by the Greeks, was one of the five satrapies of the Philistines, and a place of great strength and consequence. It was situated near the Mediterranean, between Askelon and Jamnia, thirty-four miles north of Gaza, according to Diodorus Siculus, and the Antonine and Jerusalem Itineraries
- It is now called Shdood; and Dr. Richardson says they neither saw nor heard of any ruins there. "The ground," he observes, "around Ashdod is beautifully undulating, but not half stocked with cattle. The site of the town is on the summit of a grassy hill; and, if we are to believe historians, was anciently as strong as it was beautiful."
- Joshua 11:22 ; Acts 8:40