( 1 Samuel 5:2 ), or Beth-dagon, as elsewhere rendered (Josh.15: 41; 19:27 ), was the sanctuary or temple of Dagon.
The Beth-dagon of Joshua 15:41 was one of the cities of the tribe of Judah, in the lowland or plain which stretches westward. It has not been identified.
The Beth-dagon of Joshua 19:27 was one of the border cities of Asher.
That of 1 Chronicles 10:10 was in the western half-tribe of Manasseh, where the Philistines, after their victory at Gilboa, placed Saul's head in the temple of their god. (Compare 1 Samuel 31:8-13 ).
These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Dagons house". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .