Beth-dagon (of Judah)
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A town in the lowlands of Judah (Josh 15:41). The name means “house of Dagon,” a reference to the ancient Near Eastern god Dagon (compare 1 Macc 10:83).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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. 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 Judah)
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 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-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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
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