-Also called ASKELON -One of the five chief cities of the Philistines Joshua 13:3

-Captured by the people of Judah Judges 1:18

-Samson kills thirty men of Judges 14:19

-Emerods (tumors, R. V.) of 1 Samuel 6:17

-Prophecies concerning Jeremiah 25:20; 47:5, 7; Amos 1 :8; Zep 2:4, 7; Zechariah 9:5