Ashkelon



a city in SW Israel, on the Mediterranean Sea.
an ancient city and modern archeological site N of Gaza.
Contemporary Examples

On Tuesday morning, a grad rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip toward the Israeli city of ashkelon.
A Counterproductive Response To A Rocket Sari Bashi February 28, 2013

I cannot overstate the severity of having a rocket fired toward ashkelon.
A Counterproductive Response To A Rocket Sari Bashi February 28, 2013

Palestinians responded by firing at ashkelon, an Israeli town about four miles north of Gaza but no one was wounded.
Israel Kills Hamas Military Head Ahmed Jabari in Air Strike Dan Ephron November 13, 2012

“There’s a red siren alert at ashkelon beach,” said Linda, and everyone fell silent.
Red Alerts At A Sderot Hair Salon Orly Halpern October 31, 2012

There were groups there from Eilat, ashkelon, and Be’er Sheva.
Is This What God Had In Mind For Jerusalem Day? Elisheva Goldberg May 8, 2013

Historical Examples

It is not because they are better than Samson that they do not go down to ashkelon and kill.
Judges and Ruth Robert A. Watson

Against ashkelon, and against the seashore, there has he appointed it.
The World English Bible (WEB), The Old Testament, Complete Various

Samson’s second exploit was when he went down to ashkelon and slew thirty men.
Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions T. W. Doane

=Askelon=Ascalon, was one of the five cities of the Philistines (Josh. 13:3; 1 Sam. 6:17). It stood on the shore of the Mediterranean, 12 miles north of Gaza. It is mentioned on an inscription at Karnak in Egypt as having been taken by king Rameses II., the oppressor of the Hebrews. In the time of the judges (Judg. 1:18) it fell into the possession of the tribe of Judah; but it was soon after retaken by the Philistines (2 Sam. 1:20), who were not finally dispossessed till the time of Alexander the Great. Samson went down to this place from Timnath, and slew thirty men and took their spoil. The prophets foretold its destruction (Jer. 25:20; 47:5, 7). It became a noted place in the Middle Ages, having been the scene of many a bloody battle between the Saracens and the Crusaders. It was beseiged and taken by Richard the Lion-hearted, and “within its walls and towers now standing he held his court.” Among the Tell Amarna tablets (see EGYPT ØT0001137) are found letters or official despatches from Yadaya, “captain of horse and dust of the king’s feet,” to the “great king” of Egypt, dated from Ascalon. It is now called ‘Askalan.

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