I Samuel 5:1
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1  When the Philistines captured the Aron of Hashem, they brought it from Even Ha-Ezer to Ashdod.

uf-lish-TEEM la-k’-KHU AYT a-RON ha-e-lo-HEEM vai-vi-U-hu may-E-ven ha-E-zer ash-DO-dah

א  וּפְלִשְׁתִּים לָקְחוּ אֵת אֲרוֹן הָאֱלֹהִים וַיְבִאֻהוּ מֵאֶבֶן הָעֵזֶר אַשְׁדּוֹדָה׃

 5:1 To Ashdod

Coastal city of Ashdod

The coastal city of Ashdod is located in the land allocated to the tribe of Yehuda. However, it is conquered by the invading Philistines, and becomes one of their strongholds. Modern Ashdod was built on the same site in 1956. One of the largest cities in Israel, it welcomes tourists from around the world who come both for its commerce and its beaches. It is truly a miracle that the city once conquered by Philistines in ships now hosts the largest port of the State of Israel, thus providing tremendous economic support to the entire nation.

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  • I am really enjoying this because I am reading 1 Samuel in my daily bible reading and this study enhances my knowledge.
    I wish to focus on the Ark of the Covenant.
    1. When the Israelites were losing the battle against the Phillistines they thought that they needed to get it to the battlefield to enable them to win. However they still lost and the Ark of the Covenant was captured. This shows how we behave….. sometimes we think that we can serve God at our convenience.
    2. The idol of the Phillistines [Dagon] was found bowing in the presence of the Ark the first time and found broken the second. This shows the power of God .


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