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Lords Of The Philistines

LORDS OF THE PHILISTINES

(ceren, same as Hebrew word for "axle," probably a native designation):

These "lords" (Joshua 13:3; Judges 3:3; 16:5, etc.; 1 Samuel 5:8,11, etc.), elsewhere called "princes" (sar, 1 Samuel 18:30; 29:3,4,9), were the petty rulers or kings of the 5 Philistine cities, Gaza, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Ekron, Gath.

See PHILISTINES.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'LORDS OF THE PHILISTINES'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.