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The oldest and largest seaport in ancient Canaan. One of the five cities of the Philistines.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ASHKELON (PLACE) [Heb ʾašqĕlôn (אַשְׁקְלֹון)]. A large seaport town located on the Mediterranean coast 20 km N of Gaza and 50 km S of Tel Aviv (M.R. 107119). The city has had a long and eventful history, stretching from at least the latter part of the 4th millennium. Its biblical significance begins
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ashkelon. City dating back to ancient times, also spelled Askelon (kjv) or Eshkalon (cf. kjv Jos 13:3). In the Bible, Ashkelon was one of the Philistines’ five main cities (the “pentapolis”), along with Gaza, Ashdod, Gath, and Ekron (Jos 13:3, kjv Eshkalonite). Ashkelon was located on the Mediterranean
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ashkelon asʹkə-lon [Heb. ’ašqelôn]; AV also ASKELON; Apoc. ASCALON; RSV Apoc. also ASKALON. A maritime town 12 mi (19 km) N of Gaza and 10 mi (16 km) S of Ashdod. The name in NT times was Ascalon; the modern name is Ashqelon. It was one of the five chief cities of the Philistines.Excavations of
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ASHKELON City dating back to ancient times, also spelled Askelon (kjv). In the Bible, Ashkelon was one of the Philistines’ five main cities (the “pentapolis”), along with Gaza, Ashdod, Gath, and Ekron (Jos 13:3). Ashkelon was located on the Mediterranean coast, 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of modern
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ashkelon (ash´kuh-lon; also Askalon, Askelon, Eshkalon, Ascalon), a city located about twelve miles north of Gaza. It was loyal to Egypt (Tell el-Amarna texts, ca. 1400–1360 bce) and was identified as one of the Philistine Pentapolis cities (Josh. 13:3; 1 Sam. 6:4, 17; Judg. 14:19). The Merneptah Stele
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ASHKELON. This city on the Mediterranean coast, about 30 miles S of Tel-Aviv, was among five principal cities of the Philistines (Gaza, Ashdod, Gath and Ekron being the other four, Josh 13:3). Each city was controlled by a “lord.” Together, the cities posed the most serious threat to the independence
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ASHKELON. Lies on the southern coast of Israel between Jaffa and Gaza. This is one of the largest sites of ancient Israel, excavated by Stager since 1985. The earliest settlements are Neolithic huts, and from then on occupation has been continuous.Ashkelon is mentioned in Egyptian texts (19th–15th centuries
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ashkelon (Heb. ʾašqĕlôn)A large seaport of ancient Palestine, one of the cities of Philistia. The name, possibly related to Heb. šql, “to weigh,” could refer to the city’s economic role (“Place of Weights”?).Located on the southern coast of Israel, Ashkelon (107119) occupied a strategic position
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ashkelon [ăshˊkə lən] (Heb. ˒ašqelôn). A maritime city, about 19 km. (12 mi.) north of Gaza and 16 km. (10 mi.) south of Ashdod.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Ashkelon; Askelon; Ascalon
ASHKELON; ASKELON; ASCALON One of the oldest, largest and most important cities in the Holy Land, on the southern part of the Mediterranean seaboard, where the earliest remains of human occupation date back to the Neolithic period. The earliest mention of Ashkelon, in the form Ascanu, is found in the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
ASHKELON One of the five major cities of the Philistines (Josh 13:3), located to the north of Gaza; it is today a major seaport on the Mediterranean coast. The city was an ancient one and figured in the expansion of Egypt, Assyria, and Babylon. According to Judg 1:18, Ashkelon was captured for a time