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Lexicon :: Strong's H1712 - dāḡôn

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

דָּגוֹן Dâgôwn, daw-gohn'; from H1709; the fish-god; Dagon, a Philistine deity:—Dagon.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x

The KJV translates Strong's H1712 in the following manner: Dagon (13x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x
The KJV translates Strong's H1712 in the following manner: Dagon (13x).
  1. Dagon = "a fish"

    1. a Philistine deity of fertility; represented with the face and hands of a man and the tail of a fish

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
דָּגוֹן Dâgôwn, daw-gohn'; from H1709; the fish-god; Dagon, a Philistine deity:—Dagon.
דָּגוֺן proper name, masculine: 1 Samuel 5:4 god & idol of Philistines (compare Assyrian Dagan, Dakan(nu), name perhaps non-Shemitic COT Judges 16:23 DlPa 139 SayceRel. Babylonian 188 f. but see Jen below) **oldest tradition (Jerome) seems to waver between דָּג fish and דָּגָן grain, as explanation of דָּגוֺן, see בית. — god of Ashdod, except Judges 16:23 (Gaza) & 1 Chronicles 10:10 (but compare below); — דגון אֱלֹהֵיהֶם Judges 16:23 compare דגון אֱלֹהֵינוּ 1 Samuel 5:7, בֵּית ד׳ 1 Samuel 5:2, 5; 1 Chronicles 10:10 (here hardly original compare || 1 Samuel 31:10 & We Dr); כֹּהֲנֵי ד׳ 1 Samuel 5:5, מִפְתַּן ד׳ 1 Samuel 5:5; as name of image (אֵצֶל) ד׳ 1 Samuel 5:2; 1 Samuel 5:3; 1 Samuel 5:4, דגון נֹפֵל 1 Samuel 5:3; 1 Samuel 5:4, נִשְׁאַר עָלָיו רַק ד׳ 1 Samuel 5:4 (but sense difficult; We proposes דָּגוֺ only his fish, i.e. fishy part, was left upon him, see also Dr; — but was Dagon a fish-god ? compare works cited above & ScholzG-tzendienst 238 ff., Baud in PRE2iii. 460 ff. especially JenKosmol. 449 ff.) see בֵּית דָּגוֺן p. III.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


16:23; 16:23; 16:23

1 Samuel

5:2; 5:2; 5:3; 5:3; 5:4; 5:4; 5:4; 5:4; 5:5; 5:5; 5:5; 5:7; 31:10

1 Chronicles

10:10; 10:10


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1712 matches the Hebrew דָּגוֹן (dāḡôn),
which occurs 13 times in 7 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:23 - Then the lords of the Philistines gathered them together for to offer a great sacrifice unto Dagon H1712 their god, and to rejoice: for they said, Our god hath delivered Samson our enemy into our hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:2 - When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, H1712 and set it by Dagon. H1712
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:3 - And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon H1712 was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the LORD. And they took Dagon, H1712 and set him in his place again.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:4 - And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon H1712 was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD; and the head of Dagon H1712 and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon H1712 was left to him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:5 - Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, H1712 nor any that come into Dagon's H1712 house, tread on the threshold of Dagon H1712 in Ashdod unto this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:7 - And when the men of Ashdod saw that it was so, they said, The ark of the God of Israel shall not abide with us: for his hand is sore upon us, and upon Dagon H1712 our god.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 10:10 - And they put his armour in the house of their gods, and fastened his head in the temple of Dagon. H1712

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