The Dispossessed People:

The Ashdodites

    The Ashdodites were the inhabitants of the city of Ashdod, which sits near the Mediterranean coast between Joppa/Jaffa and Gaza.  It was one of the five chief Philistine cities and was the seat of the fish god, Dagon.  The name means "Stronghold".  In the New Testament it was called "Azotus". 


Jsh 13:3
from the Shihor, which is before Egypt, even to the border of Ekron northward, which is counted as Canaanite; the five lords of the Philistines; the Gazites, and the Ashdodites, the Ashkelonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avvim,

Neh 4:7
But it happened that when Sanballat, Tobiah, the Arabians, the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites heard that the repairing of the walls of Jerusalem went forward, and that the breaches began to be stopped, then they were very angry;






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