Ancient Sources

The Sea-coast



88. Betodegana - (Bayt Dagan)

ORIGINAL TEXTS

Bethdagon in tribu Iudae. Sed et usque hodie grandis vicus Caferdago inter Diospolim et Iamniam de-mon-stratur.
(Jerome 51:15-16)


ENGLISH TRANSLATION

Eusebius, Onomasticon 50:15-16 (ca. 295 A.D.); Jerome 51:15-16 (ca. 390 A.D.)
Beth-dagon (Jos 15:41), in the tribe of Judah. And today there is a large village called Kefar Dagon between Diospolis and Jamnia.

BIBLICAL BACKGROUND

Jos 15:20-21.33.37-41 Cities of Judas
This is the inheritance of the tribe of the people of Judah according to their families. 21 The towns belonging to the tribe of the people of Judah in the extreme South, toward the boundary of Edom, were ...
... 33 And in the Lowland... 37 Zenan, Hadashah, Migdal-gad, 38 Dilan, Mizpeh, Jokthe-el, 39 Lachish, Bozkath, Eglon, 40 Cabbon, Lahmam, Chitlish, 41 Gederoth, Beth-dagon, Naamah, and Makkedah: sixteen towns with their villages.


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