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A Philistine port town associated with its capital and namesake, Ashdod. Ashdod-Yam may be the city called “Ashdod” in sources written after 712 bc, including biblical material.
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ASHDOD-YAM (M.R. 114132). An archaeological site ca. 5 km NE of Ashdod. The city is mentioned (as ašdud-immu) in connection with Sargon II’s 713 b.c. campaign against Yamani, king of Ashdod (ANET, 286). Yamani hastily fortified not only Ashdod, but also Gath and Ashdod-Yam, the latter apparently serving