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Dagon

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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Little fish; diminutive from dag = a fish, the fish-god; the national god of the Philistines (Judges 16:23 ). This idol had the body of a fish with the head and hands of a man. It was an Assyrio-Babylonian deity, the worship of which was introduced among the Philistines through Chaldea. The most famous of the temples of Dagon were at Gaza (Judges 16:23-30 ) and Ashdod (1 Samuel 5:1-7 ). (See FISH .)

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Dagon'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ebd/​d/dagon.html. 1897.
 
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