Word Summary
Ashqelon: a city of the Philistines
Original Word: אַשְׁקְלוֹן
Transliteration: Ashqelon
Phonetic Spelling: (ash-kel-one')
Part of Speech: Proper Name Location
Short Definition: a city of the Philistines
Meaning: Ashkelon -- a city of the Philistines
Strong's Concordance
Ashkelon, Askalon

Probably from shaqal in the sense of weighing-place (i.e. Mart); Ashkelon, a place in Palestine -- Ashkelon, Askalon.

see HEBREW shaqal


H831. Ashqelon

אַשְׁקְלוֺןproper name, of a location a city of the Philistines (Assyrian Isqaluna COTGloss DlPa 290; Phoenician adjective, of a people compare below) Judges 1:18; 14:19; 1 Samuel 6:17; 2 Samuel 1:20; Jeremiah 25:20; 47:5, 7; Amos 1:8; Zephaniah 2:4, 7; Zechariah 9:5 (twice in verse); on the Mediterranean Sea, south of west from Jerusalem, modern `Asqalân, Surveyiii. 237 f. (with plan); compare also ZPVii. 164 f.