[ash-dod; Sephardic Hebrew ahsh-dawd]
- a town in W Israel: an important ancient Philistine city; early center of Christianity.
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“I live and breathe it,” she said from her house in Ashdod, a city about 20 miles north of Gaza.
“It gives me tranquility,” said Batya Katzir, another Ashdod resident.
The man opted to stay in Ashdod rather than travel on the bus with her.What Should the Ultra-Orthodox Do About Gender Equality on Israeli Buses?
February 19, 2013
I gave his plundered cities to the kings of Ashdod, Ekron, and Gaza.The Expositor's Bible
F. W. Farrar
In the anger of my heart I marched with my warriors against Ashdod.The History of Antiquity, Vol. III (of VI)
Philip after this adventure, made his appearance at Ashdod, or Azote.The Apostles
The first Explosion happened in 711, and was confined to Ashdod.
The centre of the Explosion of 711 was Ashdod, a city of the Philistines.
- a town in central Israel, on the Mediterranean coast: an important city in the Philistine Empire, with its artificial harbour (1961) it is now a major port. Pop: 192 000 (2003 est)
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