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Easton's Bible Dictionary
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
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Dagon'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/d/dagon.html. 1897.