Lords of the Philistines
Lords of the Philistines (סֶ֫רֶן, seren). The lords or governors of the Pentapolis, the five major Philistine cities: Gaza, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Ekron, and Gath (Josh 13:3; Judg 3:3; 16:5, etc.; 1 Sam 5:8, 11, etc.). They are also called princes or commanders of the Philistines (1 Sam 18:30; 29:3, 4, 9).