Ashdod with her towns and, her villages, Gaza with her towns
and her villages
Gaza was another of the principalities of the Philistines, of which (See Gill on Amos 1:7); (See Gill on Zephaniah 2:4); (See Gill on Acts 8:26); these, with the two other principalities not mentioned, Gath and Ashkelon, were in the western border of the tribe of Judah, which reached from Ekron, the first that is mentioned,
unto the river of Egypt;
of which see ( Joshua 15:4 ) ;
and the great sea, and the border [thereof];
the Mediterranean sea, called so in comparison of the lesser seas in Judea, the salt sea, and the sea of Tiberias; whose border was its shore, and the cities upon it, and not the isles in the sea, as Jarchi.