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Beth-dagon (of Asher)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Beth-Dagon of Asher
Beth-Dagon of Asher (בַּיִת דָּגוֹן‎, bayith dagon). A town on the border of Asher’s territory, east of Mount Carmel (Josh 19:27).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Dagon (Place)
BETH-DAGON (PLACE) [Heb bêt-dāqôn (בֵּית־דָּקֹון‎)]. 1. A town situated in the Shephelah, or lowlands, of Judah (Josh 15:41), within the same district as LIBNAH and MARESHAH. The only OT reference to this settlement, whose name apparently means “House/Temple of Dagon,” occurs in the list of towns within
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Beth-dagon
Beth-dagon. Shrine of the Philistine and Canaanite god Dagon mentioned in several sources other than the Bible. A fortress called Dagon near Jericho was mentioned by the Jewish historian Josephus, for example. Many Canaanite locations may have been known for their shrines to Dagon.1. Town in Judah’s
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Beth-dagon (of Asher)
5. A town near the boundary between Asher and Zebulun (Josh. 19:27), unidentified, probably about 3 mi (5 km) W of Galilean Bethlehem (Khirbet Buṣin?).Bibliography.—M. Avi-Yonah, The Holy Land from the Persian to the Arab Conquests (1966), p. 158, Register; E. Honigmann, Reallexikon der Assyriologie
Beth-Dagon
Beth-Dagon beth-dāʹgən [Heb. bêṯ-dāg̱ôn—‘house of (the god) Dagon’]. The name of at least five localities in Palestine. The frequency of the name points to the popularity of the cult of Dagon among the Canaanites.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Dagon
BETH-DAGON Shrine of the Philistine and Canaanite god Dagon mentioned in several sources other than the Bible. A fortress called Dagon near Jericho was mentioned by the Jewish historian Josephus, for example. Many Canaanite locations may have been known for their shrines to Dagon:1. Town in Judah’s
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Beth-Dagon
BETH-DAGON1. A city in the territory of Judah in the lowlands of the Shephelah (Josh 15:41). It is provisionally identified with Khirbet-Dajun.2. A town on the border of Asher (Josh 19:27), apparently to the E of Carmel, and is probably Jelamet el-Atiqa, at the foot of Carmel.Both places were doubtless
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Beth-Dagon
BETH-DAGON (Heb. bêṯ dāḡôn). 1. In the lowland of Judah S of *Azekah (Jos. 15:41). 2. In Asher, probably N of *Helkath (Jos. 19:27). There were others; that taken by Sennacherib is now Bet Dagan near Tel Aviv (Z. Kallai, VT 8, 1958, pp. 53f.; B. Mazar, IEJ 10, 1960, p. 72).J. P. U. Lilley.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Beth-Dagon
Beth-Dagon (Heb. bêṯ-dāg̱ôn)1. A town included in the list of the tribal inheritance of Judah (Josh. 15:20–62). Although the tell’s exact location is uncertain, its association with cities such as Libnah, Mareshah, and Lachish (Josh. 15:41) places it within the Shephelah, or coastal lowlands of
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Beth-Dagon
BETH-DAGON a) A town in the territory of Judah (Josh. 15:41). The name is Canaanite, probably deriving from the god Dagon, for whom there might have been a temple at this site. In Eusebius’ time it was a very large village, between Lod and Jabneh, known by the name of Kaparadagon (Onom. 50:15–16).b)
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Beth-dagon
Beth-da´gon (house of Dagon).1. A city in the low country of Judah, Josh. 15:41, and therefore not far from the Philistine territory.2. A town apparently near the coast, named as one of the landmarks of the boundary of Asher. Josh. 19:27.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Beth-Dagon
BETH-DA´GON (beth-dāʹgon; “house of Dagon,” the fish god).1. A city in the low country of Judah, about five miles from Lydda, near Philistia (Josh. 15:41). Present Khirbet Dajūn.2. A town near the SE border of Asher (Josh. 19:27).