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Lords of the Philistines
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
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).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lords of the Philistines
Lords of the Philistines[Heb sarnê pelištîm (Jgs. 3:3; 16:5, 8, etc.)]. The precise meaning and etymology of Heb. seren are unclear, although the contexts in which it occurs indicate that it refers to Philistine officials or rulers (cf. Josh. 13:3). Seren is probably a loanword, and scholars have
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LORDS OF THE PHILISTINES
LORDS OF THE PHILISTINESסֶ֫178ָרן‎ [ceren], same as Hebrew word for “axle,” probably a native designation): These “lords” (Josh 13:3; Jdg 3:3; 16:5, etc.; 1 Sam 5:8, 11, etc.), elsewhere called “princes” ([sar], 1 Sam 18:30; 29:3, 4, 9), were the petty rulers or kings of the 5 Philistine
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Lords of the Philistines
LORDS OF THE PHILISTINES (סֶרֶן‎, ṣeren, same as Heb word for “axle,” probably a native designation): These “lords” (Josh 13:3; Jgs 3:3; 16:5, etc; 1 S 5:8, 11, etc), elsewhere called “princes” (sar, 1 S 18:30; 29:3, 4, 9), were the petty rulers or kings of the 5 Phili cities, Gaza, Ashkelon, Ashdod,