the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #795 - אַשְׁדּוֹד
Ashdod = “powerful”
1) a major Philistine city on the Mediterranean Sea west from Jerusalem, modern Esdud
אַשְׁדּוֹד (“a fortified place,” “a castle,” for שְׁדֹד l. c. from שָׁדַד), Ashdod, Ἀζωτός, pr.n. one of the five chief cities of the Philistines (although assigned to the tribe of Judah, Joshua 15:4), Joshua 11:22, 15:46 1 Samuel 5:1; Isaiah 20:1. It was the fortress of Palestine, on the borders of Palestine and Egypt, compare Isa. l. cit. and Herod. ii. 157. There still exists the village Esdûd or Atzud. See Rosenm. Alterthumskunde, ii. 2, page 374, seq. The Gentile noun is אַשְׁדּוֹדִי, fem. ־ִית, and the latter as an adv. in the tongue or dialect of Ashdod, Nehemiah 13:23.