Places of Section 7

The Sea-coast

96. Ashdod, which is also Azotus - (Isdud)

Representation of a townlet. We note two red roofs between the towers.

Ashdod (Jos 11:22), in the lot of the tribe of Judah, now called Azotus, where the giants who were called Enakim were left, and today it is a famous town of Palestine. (Eusebius, Onomasticon 20:18-20; Jerome 21:21-23)

Azotus (Jos 13:3) is Ashdod that was mentioned above, and it is still a town not without distinction in Palestine. Once it was one of the five cities of the Philistines, which was allotted to the tribe of Judah but never actually came into its hands, for (the tribe) could never drive out its former inhabitants. (Eusebius, Onomasticon 22:11-14; Jerome 23:13-16)

Map Section 7 Ancient Sources Discussion

Photo: Tell Isdud is the site of biblical Asdod.

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